ERIC Number: ED028853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Mexican-American Curriculum Study. Report of a Coupled Basic Education--On-the-Job Training Program for Monolingual Mexican-Americans.
Lopez, John K.
A curriculum study of Basic Education and On Job Training program for disadvantaged, monolingual Mexican Americans is evaluated. Types of activities implemented for adults (such as English language skills, arithmetic skills, and pre-vocational training) are studied, as well as results and observations. Information is included which was obtained from administrators, instructors, and trainees of the 7 basic education projects, supplemented by employer interviews and information supplied by community organizations selected by the Department of Labor as On Job Training contractors. Recommendations included (1) that serious consideration be given to increasing the basic education period, and (2) that employers continue the educational process started by the project. Several figures and tables are contained to illustrate various aspects of the program. (CM)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Aptitude Tests, Curriculum Evaluation, Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Federal Programs, Language Acquisition, Mexican Americans, On the Job Training, Spanish Speaking, Trainees, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Industrial Education.; California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.