ERIC Number: ED212844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Plan to Develop and Compare Two Vocational Education Models for Limited English Proficiency Students. Final Report FY81, August 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
Kelly, Michael G.; And Others
A bilingual instructional model to teach limited English proficency (LEP) students vocational skills was developed and implemented at Waubonsee Community College (Illinois). Bilingual vocational and vocational English as a second language (VESL) courses were developed and conducted in the areas of machine tools and secretarial science. A total of five one-semester vocational Machine Tool courses were offered, with 60 LEP students enrolled; and two one-semester vocational Secretarial Science courses were offered, enrolling 22 students. Related VESL courses were offered along with both subjects. In order to conduct the courses, instructional materials were developed by rewriting and adapting regular course materials, in the Machine Tool course; and finding texts and materials at the appropriate levels for the Secretarial Science course. Materials were field tested in two semesters of the courses and revised as needed. Translated materials for the bilingual model were developed as necessary from the revised English models. In addition, the project provided information and referral services and support services to the LEP students and provided inservice training for Waubonsee Community College staff. The project was found to be successful after its first fiscal year. Recommendations for implementating such a project were made. A plan for conducting both the developed bilingual instructional model and a core English language model in 1982 and comparing the effectiveness of the two models was presented. (KC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Machine Tools, Material Development, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secretaries, Teaching Models, Two Year Colleges, Typewriting, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL.
Identifiers: Limited English Speaking; Vocational English as a Second Language; Waubonsee Community College IL
Note: Appendix I, Staff Resumes, was removed to preserve confidentiality of personal information.