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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:36 PM

"Migrant labor camp"? I'm having trouble unraveling this - help please....

JOB TITLE: MIGRANT LABOR CAMP SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHER
LOCATION: Townsend Farm Labor Camp
REPORTS TO: Project Director
POSITION PURPOSE:
Provide direct instruction to pupils 16-21 years old in Migrant Summer Program at local migrant labor camp.

NATURE & SCOPE:
This position is subject to Board policies, administrative rules and procedures, department regulations and applicable State and Federal statutes. This position carries no administrative authority or responsibility.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Cooperate with other staff members to establish and maintain program goals and requirements.
2. Plan an educational program that addresses the common curriculum goals from the Oregon
Standards for Learning in the content area.
3. Provide individual and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students
and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects are being worked on
simultaneously.
4. Develop and implement lesson plans and learning objectives to ensure educational and
behavioral progress.
5. Utilize relevant information to assess and identify students’ educational, psychological, physical
and social needs.
6. Sequence learning activities and modify instruction based on individual needs.
7. Provide applied learning activities that are active, student directed, project based and integrated
to prepare students for transition to the next level.
8. Evaluate students’ educational progress utilizing a variety of assessment tools and
<snip> - there's more
Listing found here: https://multnomah.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=138

The place in general seems aboveboard, but the terminology is throwing me for a loop. Is this typicaly wording, "migrant labor camps" for teenagers?

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uppityperson Apr 2013 #1
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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:43 PM

1. Doing a quick search and knowing people who have a berry farm around there

It looks like migrant workers who come to harvest crops, a set up camp. It looks like families at the camp, with things like this for the teenagers and other places also do things there for them.

http://www.smileonoregon.org/index.asp?N=dental-nonprofit-Wilsonville-OR-Adventure-%2324-%2325&C=401&P=3534
We spent two evenings at the Townsend Farm Labor Camp in Fairview, a new venue for this year. At the camp we treated young adults that were working in the fields during the day and their younger siblings who were in a camp program. At the camp, educational services take place outside at the picnic tables – and our screening was outside as well.


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.403478949710224.92982.122093434515445&type=3


Article from 1990, quite a while ago, but interesting all the same
http://business.highbeam.com/412061/article-1G1-8864940/more-same-migrant-labor


ETA back in the mid-80's, family of friends had a berry farm around there and there was minimal official camps, just people camping. Looking more, it seems the officials have set up regulated camps which imo is good. This looks like an interesting job.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:48 PM

2. That's where migrant farm workers usually live

along with their children/families, as the case may be.

These are the people who harvest a lot of the vegetables people eat. At farms all over the country. They move around based on the seasons, to plant or harvest things when necessary in different areas.

It is common to have school-related or ESL programs for the kids, nonprofits offering health care, and other social services directed to these folks.

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:07 PM

3. I think what threw me was the term "labor camp"

brings up nasty connotations.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:48 PM

4. yeah

there are three main "alleys" of migrant farm labor, one from Florida up the east coast, one up the west coast with winters in California then up through Oregon and Washington in the summer, and one from winters in Texas up through summers in the midewest like Michigan and Wisconsin. This looks like the west coast. Basically, the farm workers are following the harvest times for the different crops that grow in different regions. When I say "farm" don't think like a 40-acre or even 200 acre family farm. Think like a big farm operation. The farm owner will have housing units that are a "camp" for the workers during the weeks they are working there. I've worked with migrant head start in Michigan but not for a program for teens. There would be migrant head start centers in one camp at a farm where the owner provided the space, but there might be kids coming from other camps, too. Honestly, I'm surprised teens 16-21 aren't working themselves. There is a migrant education program that tracks kids - the graduation rates among children of migrant farm working families is below 50% so I am guessing that this is a summer program to try to improve those graduation rates. What happens is that kids start out school - in the west coast, say in California, then the family leaves to follow the crops before school lets out in the spring and they end up not finishing a few weeks of school. I'm guessing this is to round out the school year.

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