ERIC Number: ED133998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Bilingual Vocational Training, Fiscal Year 1976. Report of the Commissioner of Education and the Secretary of Labor to the President and to the Congress.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This report on the status of bilingual vocational training programs for adults was the result of a mandate requiring the Commissioner of Education and the Secretary of Labor to develop and disseminate information on the status of such programs in all parts of the United States and to evaluate the impact of such training on the shortages of well-trained personnel, the unemployment and underemployment of persons with limited English-speaking ability, and their ability to contribute fully to the economy of the United States. Chapter 2 summarizes the educational attainment and labor force participation of adults with non-English-speaking backgrounds. An inventory of bilingual vocational training programs for adults sponsored by the United States Office of Education and the Department of Labor and other public funds in each of the fifty states is provided in chapter 3. Chapter 4 gives a brief legislative history of the programs which have provided training for the limited-English-speaking populations. Chapter 5 consists of a brief literature review. A list of bilingual vocational training programs funded since June of 1976 is given in the appendix, as well as statistical information concerning the number and distribution of such programs by state and vocational offerings. (CLK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Annual Reports, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Employment Qualifications, English (Second Language), Federal Aid, Job Skills, Labor Force, Language Skills, Literature Reviews, Non English Speaking, Spanish Speaking, State Aid, Underemployment, Unemployment, Verbal Communication, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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