Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1991

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

John A. Green

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Larry Wald


A survey was conducted of 15 migrant students and their parents. Students and their parents were interviewed with a list of questions. These students attended two secondary and two senior high schools in Yakima, Washington. It was determined that because of continued migration of families, students get behind in their studies and therefore lose interest because of the frustration and low self-esteem these students feel. Families still migrate from Yakima, Washington, to other states in search of seasonal work, farm labor is still a way of life for migrant families from schools in the Yakima School District. It's sad to say, but many migrant families will never know any other way of life, except farm labor. Most of the migrant families from schools in Yakima are of Mexican decent.