ERIC Number: ED055151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Basic Occupational Language Training (BOLT). Final Report.
Puerto Rican Forum, Inc., New York, NY.
This 18-month phase of a continuing demonstration project was designed to develop and test a program of English literacy training for Puerto Rican workers. Participation in the Basic Occupational Language Training (BOLT) program was based on the assumptions that an intensive exposure basis will result in significant improvement in job-related and non-job-related English language capability as measured by designated tests and followup, and improvement in language capability will contribute significantly to persistence, success in and benefit from specific job upgrading programs, as derived from analysis of skill training reports and followup in employment. Other than the positive results that language improvement does, in fact, occur, and that it contributes to job retention and upgrading, other inferences can be made from the data from computer analysis and a range of evaluation data compiled. The assumption that older men resist training is unwarranted as shown by significant increases in language competency in 40- and 50-year-old students. The report gives an account of techniques and actions which resulted in a continuation of the experimentation in a second phase now in progress. (Author)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Special Manpower Programs.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rican Forum, Inc., New York, NY.