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ERIC Number: ED136616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Making it in the Real World.
Armstrong, Fiona; And Others
This paper describes a project designed to facilitate the rapid movement of adult students from the classroom into vocational training, jobs, or higher education. The project deals with junior and senior high school dropouts, some from New York and some from Puerto Rico. The basic premise of the program is that, while these students return to school because they feel they need further instruction in English, what they also need are other skills vital for success in the working world. Basic features of the program include: flexible class groupings, non-traditional classroom settings, reinforcement of a positive self-image, but most of all, training not only in English as a second language but also in academic skills (including test-taking strategies), vocational opportunities, and in the values and behavior patterns of the working world. The success of this program depends on a mutually supportive group of teachers who constantly examine and re-evaluate the objectives of the students and the program, diagnose the proficiency and learning problems of each student, and coordinate the teaching of the various skills on different levels. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the New York State English for Speakers of Other Languages/ Bilingual Education Conference (October 1976)