ERIC Number: ED170491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Bilingualism and Vocational Concept Learning. A Study of the Acquisition of Vocational Concepts by Bilingual Students in Vocational Education Programs. Final Report.
Clark, Donald L.; And Others
This document reports the outcomes of a research project which investigated the effects of bilingualism on vocational concept formation. It focuses more on the broad application of the research than on the technical presentation and analysis of the data. The report is divided into five principal chapters: (1) bilingualism and vocational education, (2) a review of concept learning, (3) procedures used in the study, (4) presentation of the findings, and (5) application of the study. Chapter 1 includes a discussion concerning education and the Mexican-American community in Texas. Chapter 2 discusses such topics as concept learning in the classroom and variables affecting concept learning (learner and learning situation characteristics). Teaching concept formats are presented in chapter 3, such as lesson plans, development of instructional materials, tests, and translation of materials from English to Spanish. Chapter 4, results of the study, includes data tables and explanations of sub-studies within the main project. The application and implications of the data presented in chapter 4 are discussed in chapter 5. A list of references and vocabulary words are included in the report along with appended materials used in the study: visuals, test instruments, and scripts for instructional materials (English and Spanish versions). (CT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Concept Teaching, Educational Research, Instructional Materials, Language Research, Lesson Plans, Mexican Americans, Project Applications, Research Projects, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods, Translation, Vocational Education
Center for Career Development and Occupational Preparation, College of Education, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Education.