ERIC Number: ED102830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Spanish Language Training for Policemen--Lessons Learned During a First Attempt.
The report contains a description of a Spanish language training project for cadets and officers in the Albuquerque Police Department and recommendations for similar projects. The purpose of the project was to improve communication between policemen and non-English speaking residents. Cadets were required to take an introductory class while officers volunteered for both the introductory class and the intermediate class. A total of 33 cadets and 65 officers enrolled. Thirteen cadets and 35 officers finished the course with a grade of C or better. In a questionnaire completed by fewer than half of those who finished the course, 13 said they learned to converse in Spanish and 10 said they had not. Of those responding, 20 people said the course would assist them in future relationships with Spanish speaking residents. Teaching materials, course content, and organization are also discussed. (NTIS/KM)
Descriptors: Career Development, Conversational Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Languages for Special Purposes, On the Job Training, Police, Police Community Relationship, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Staff Development
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (Order No. PB-232 963; MF-$1.45, HC-$3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Synanon Foundation, Marshall, CA.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico; New Mexico (Albuquerque)