ERIC Number: ED238252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Haitian/English Language Project.
School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.; ACCESS, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
A federally funded program to provide job skills, English language skills, and other support services to Haitian immigrants in Massachusetts and Louisiana is described. The Experiment in International Living and the firm of ACCESS, Inc., worked cooperatively with community organizations to serve a total of 794 Haitians in two areas in the program's 12-month duration. Aspects of the program outlined and discussed include (1) the nature of the instructional component, curriculum and teacher training, and life skills component; (2) the nature of the support and employability component, consisting of counseling services in each location; (3) participants' improved ability to perform in their community and work environments; (4) other results, including the development of advocacy and legal services, community understanding, and facility use as a community center; (5) problems of enrollment, attendance, resettlement, funding cuts, legal status of the participants, and Department of Education support; (6) remaining needs for services at both sites; and (7) recommendations. Information is appended on the scope of the project, needs assessment, agencies and linkages, notes on establishing linkages between local and national organizations providing services to Haitians, educational objectives, employer letters of support, an evaluation, and anecdotal accounts of student success. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Community Organizations, Consultants, Cooperative Programs, Counseling Services, Daily Living Skills, Employment Potential, English (Second Language), Haitians, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Refugees, Second Language Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.; ACCESS, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers: Louisiana; Massachusetts