ERIC Number: ED192625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Status and Effects of Bilingual Vocational Training. Final Report [and] Executive Summary.
Berry, Dale W.; Feldman, Mona A.
Vocational educational programs for adults with limited English-speaking (LES) ability were surveyed and evaluated. The survey facilitated a profile of the status of bilingual vocational training, of the target group and trainee characteristics, of varieties of program design and operation, of instructional practices in English as a second language, and of outcomes for trainees. On the basis of this descriptive information, an analysis produced an assessment with the following major points: (1) efforts of LES persons to profit from vocational education are severely restricted and the problem affects millions of United States citizens; (2) inadequately trained LES persons are unable to fill the critical need for trained personnel in vital occupational categories; (3) LES persons suffer the hardships of unemployment or underemployment; (4) a critical shortage exists of instructors possessing both the job knowledge and dual language capabilities required for vocational instruction of LES persons; and (5) a shortage exists of instructional materials and of instructional methods suitable for bilingual vocational training. A process evaluation was generally approbatory regarding enrollment of appropriate target groups, effectiveness of instructional services, adequacy of noninstructional and support services, and effectiveness of planning and management. A number of legislative and administrative recommendations are offered. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Evaluation and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Kirschner Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Limited English Speaking