Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. DeWayne Mitchell, Dr. Stanely H. Brumfield, Dr. Albert Laird


This thesis was prepared for the Department of Counselor Education.

Degree Program

Department of Counseling and Student Affairs

Degree Type

Specialist in Education


Children in grades one through six who were identified as children from migrant agricultural families in a specific country in South Central Kentucky were compared to non-migrant children in the same specific county. A determination of the educational needs of these migrant children was made by a comparison of their standardized test scores to similar test scores of children from non-migrant families in the areas of Reading, Math, AND Total Battery scores. Resultant data from the test scores indicated that migrant children generally do not have achieve as high academically in the areas tested as do children from non-migrant families. Additional exploration were made concerning the needs of migrant children through a review of the literature. As a result of these data and educational program was recommended for remediation of the indicated educational needs of the subject migrant children. The recommend program includes the employment of qualified staff and continuous training of the staff in working effectively with these children. Recommendations for remedial reading and remedial math classes were also discussed with suggestions for additional programs involving the improvement of home-school-community relationships of migrant families.


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