ERIC Number: ED195821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education for Students with Limited English Proficiency: Research and Program Development in Kentucky.
Adams, Susan B.; Taylor, Stephaine P.
This report describes two complementary projects: a technical assistance project to also provide information and resources to Kentucky vocational program serving limited English proficiency (LEP) students and a research project involving those programs. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 focuses on the technical assistance project. It reports methods and procedures used to deliver six major services: cooperative statewide monitoring system to identify new LEP enrollments or populations, on-site technical assistance, free material loan service, newsletter service, information dissemination regarding responsibilities for services to LEP students, and information dissemination regarding services available. Conclusions and recommendations based on findings are outlined. Chapter 3 discusses methods and procedures of the study to (1) quantitatively describe LEP student behavior and effect in vocational settings, (2) examine and report factors which may influence effective LEP student participation in vocational education, (3) describe present services/resources available for LEP students in a sample of Kentucky vocational programs, and (4) obtain and report vocational teacher input regarding needs and policies relative to LEP students. Conclusions and recommendations are reported as regards student characteristics, student behavior and interactions in vocational classes, student attitudes, student achievement, and teacher attitudes. Questionnaires, surveys, and data sheets are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Vocational Education, Databases, Educational Research, Information Dissemination, Newsletters, Non English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Resource Materials, Social Influences, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Center for Career and Vocational Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Descriptive Research; Kentucky; Limited English Speaking