ERIC Number: ED209941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the English as a Second Language and Vocational Training Program for Indochinese Refugees.
State-funded programs in Washington for providing vocational and English-language training for Indochinese refugees were evaluated. The evaluation was conducted by means of a survey and site visits. Although data show both strengths and weaknesses, programs share some common positive features: (1) dedication of program staff, (2) use of a wide range of materials and techniques (i.e., eclecticism), and (3) provision of services beyond those stipulated (resulting in orientation as well as education). In many institutions, the programs receive special assistance and consideration. The data strongly suggest that the programs have a positive effect on the students' efforts to learn English and make their way in the American society and economy. Although there is room for improvement, there is no doubt that a program of vocational and English-language instruction is required. Recommendations to Superintendent of Public Instruction are included. The evaluation instruments are appended. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: Prepared in Cooperation with Region X Adult Education Consortium.