ERIC Number: ED200749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education for the Limited English-Speaking: A Handbook for Administrators.
Lopez-Valadez, Jeanne; And Others
This guide provides programmatic strategies and resources information to assist vocational administrators and other educators in designing, developing, and implementing vocational education programs which meet the special needs of limited English-speaking persons. It is directed to secondary, postsecondary, and adult program personnel. The introduction provides information on Limited-English-Speaking Ability (LESA) populations in Illinois. The first section describes federal and state requirements and identifies sources of funding to supplement local efforts in providing equal educational opportunity to LESA persons. Section 2 focuses on identification of the target population as well as LESA students and on assessment of student needs. In section 3 programmatic approaches suitable to the target population and to available resources are addressed. Four models for serving LESA persons are presented: supplementation; modification; innovation: a new course; and new programs. To aid in model selection, a matrix shows the best applicability of each model. Section 4 is a checklist designed to assist in the implementation of both instructional and support services. These program considerations are examined: philosophy, instructional services, support services, facilities and equipment, and recruitment and enrollment. A chart is provided which cites available services from the Illinois Bilingual Vocational Education Project. Resource agencies in Illinois are also listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adult Vocational Education, Ancillary School Services, Check Lists, Educational Legislation, Educational Resources, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Identification, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Bilingual Education Service Center, Arlington Heights, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois; Limited English Speaking