ERIC Number: ED192022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Multi-Cultural Ethnic Total Person Development for the Limited English Proficient, 1979-80. Final Report, July 1, 1979 through January 30, 1980.
Roan, Zobeida R.
A total person-concept program combined the development of vocational, communication (English), living, and leadership skills in persons of limited English proficiency. The program, which included vocational, English language, and leadership development classes, had as its objective providing participants with new experiences to develop career/vocational skills and upgrade social and moral values for a better psychosocial adjustment in the community. Courses in Basic Skills, English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency, and Spanish as a Second Language were offered at the Roberto Clemente Community Education program, while vocational courses were offered at the Center for Occupational Education Experimentation and Demonstration (COED). Over 400 monolingual Spanish and English and bilingual persons participated. Ages ranged from twelve to fifty-eight. Findings indicated a need for these programs in the Greater Newark area and for bilingual teachers. It was shown that the learning of a trade can be used simultaneously as a tool to teach more English. (Extensive appendixes include a competency profile for vocational teachers instructing limited-English or non-English speaking students, English/Spanish glossaries of medical and automobile and automobile-repair terminology, and an English/Spanish Student Career Interest Profile.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Vocational Education, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Community Education, Community Programs, Daily Living Skills, English Instruction, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Job Skills, Leadership Training, Moral Values, Non English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Values, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Education Experimentation and Demonstration, Newark, NJ.
Identifiers: Limited English Speaking; New Jersey (Newark)
Note: Sponsored by the Division of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.