Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development & Family Science

First Advisor

Paoze Thao


Due to the constant mobility of migrant families, migrant students face disadvantages in their academic performance. This senior capstone research project is to examine the benefits of existing education programs for immigrant elementary school students on migrant students available for a largely Hispanic community on the Central Coast of California. Through the use of literature review, interviews with migrant teachers, migrant coordinators, and migrant directors, the results show that even though migrant students obtain physical and emotional support for the Migrant Education Program, their academic achievement and personal identity are constantly being challenged. In order to help mitigate these effects, migrant families need to ask how to sign up their students for these programs to help them learn English, math, reading, and even technology. Other services for migrant students include tutoring, afterschool programs, and outside programs that are not directly coming from the school, but perhaps coming directly from the district.

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