ERIC Number: ED208189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
CETA/Vocational Education Linkages for Limited English Proficiency Students: Interim Report.
Callejas, Juan Jose; Phelps, L. Allen
A study examined the extent and nature of the services provided to in-school limited English proficiency (LEP) youth who were enrolled in Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)/Youth Employment Training Program (YETP)-vocational education linkage programs in four areas of Illinois. Included among data collection instruments and procedures were (1) a mail survey of six CETA prime sponsors; (2) a telephone survey of districts and local educational agencies (LEAs) having linkage agreements with prime sponsors; (3) three questionnaires and a mail survey administered to CETA prime sponsors, vocational directors, and CETA in-school coordinators; (4) follow-up telephone conversations with CETA prime sponsors; and (5) on-site interviews and visits to five LEAs. Data were collected and analyzed with respect to population served, services provided to LEP students, quality of services provided to LEP students in the linkage program, and prime sponsor activities that foster linkages. Based on the findings and conclusions of the study, a series of recommendations were made calling for action by various departments of the state of Illinois, LEAs and prime sponsors, CETA prime sponsors, universities, and LEP organizations. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Definitions, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, English (Second Language), Followup Studies, Foreign Nationals, Foreign Workers, Job Training, Language Proficiency, Linking Agents, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Illinois; Limited English Speaking; Youth Employment Training Program