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Migrant Literacy and Education

Home Pages for Migrant Literacy and Education Research

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP)

AFOP seeks to improve the quality of life for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families and to enhance the capabilities of members who serve them by providing information, education, support, advocacy, and representation at the national level. AFOP maintains the National Farmworker Database. One area of focus for the AFOP is the impact of migratory work and child labor on the education of migrant children and youth.

Center for Migrant Education

The Center partners with local, state, and national agencies and organizations to improve education and related services for migrant children and their families through the development and study of a variety of programs. Among its initiatives are research and the dissemination of new knowledge on practices and perspectives in the area of migrant education.

The Colorado Department of Education Migrant Education Program

Provides services to migrant students and families including summer school programs, distance learning, Colorado Statewide Migrant Even Start Consortium and Family Literacy Program, Snapshot Assessment, and the Binational Education Program.

Color In Colorado!

This site, a service of the Reading Rockets program from WETA, is available in both Spanish and English. It has information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking parents.

The Conexiones Project

Several articles provide a portrait of migrant education and life accounts of teen migrant students.


Find Resources for Migrant Education with the Migrant Education Electronic Library of free, downloadable publications including ERIC Digests and other larger full-text publications.

Geneseo Migrant Center Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography can serve as an introduction to fiction and nonfiction literature relating to the experience of the migrant worker. These resources may be useful for the classroom, for research, or to increase understanding of the migrant experience.

Interstate Migrant Education Council (IMEC)

IMEC advocates policies that ensure the highest quality education and other needed services for the nation's migrant children.

Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI) Migrant Labor Database

Index of brief citations to books and authors on the subject of Latino migrant labor including categories for education, literacy, and research.

Migrant Education Consortium for Higher Achievement (MECHA)

MECHA is a collaborative effort among Barry University, Dade County Public Schools Migrant Education Program, public television, telecommunications and software publishing industry partners, and the school districts serving migrant children and youth in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. It promotes greater continuity of instruction and assists migrant students to achieve high academic standards through the use of technology. MECHA utilizes interactive video, instructional TV, and the World Wide Web to deliver instruction and to access progress.

Migrant Head Start Quality Improvement Centers (MHS QIC)
Migrant Head Start Disability Services Quality Improvement Centers (MHS SQIC)

MHS QIC and MHS DSQIC are U.S. projects of the Academy for Educational Development (AED), an independent, nonprofit organization. QICs provide training and technical assistance services to Migrant Head Start grantees in thirty-five states.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

NCELA collects, analyzes, and disseminates information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the United States. Occasional focus on migrant students is in terms of bilingual education.

National Rural Education Association (NREA)

NREA provides services that enhance educational opportunities for rural schools and their communities.

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