Our Migratory Families
Name some characteristics of migratory families.
Chart paper labeled “Migratory Family Characteristics”
Ask participants to identify some common characteristics of migratory families.
Refer participants to the
National ID&R Manual
, Chapter 1: Background and Overview of the Migrant Education Program for additional common characteristics of migratory families.
One of our biggest responsibilities is to have open and honest communication with the parents we serve. That being said, we need to recognize any barriers toward effective communication.
Limited English language abilities
Live in poor, isolated locations
High value for education
Less formal education
Might experience discrimination because of race, mobility, and language
Older children might act as interpreters