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Migrant Education: A Reference Handbook
Author/Editor: Judith A. Gouwens
ISBN: 1576073386
Year Published: 2001
Format: Hardcover 
Description: What are the unique problems of providing schooling for a population on the move? How does such education compare with the more common experience of remaining in one school for ten months a year, every year? How can we educate effectively a mobile population that is generally indigent and speaks English only as a second language? This book describes the demographics of migrant workers and probes the attendant economic, political, sociological, and language issues. It provides a comprehensive look at education for migrant children, youth, and adults in the United States, with emphasis on the impact of migration on students, their learning, and their success in the completion of programs, as well as the impact of migrants on local schools.