ERIC Number: ED146440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
National Workshop to Increase Spanish Speaking American Participation in Vocational Education at All Levels. Final Report.
Kean Coll. of New Jersey, Union.
To determine the needs of Spanish-speaking students with limited English-speaking ability who are enrolled in all levels of vocational education, a series of three workshops were conducted to assess the vocational education needs of Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans and to identify the commonalities and divergencies of the needs resulting from the assessments. Participants in the workshops, which were conducted in the southwestern and eastern parts of the country, included representatives from the Spanish-speaking American vocational education community, state decision makers, and vocational educators concerned with attracting Spanish-speaking Americans into vocational education. The findings of all three workshops were analyzed and synthesized by a representative task force, and a state of the art report was prepared. The thirty-one recommendations derived from the synthesis focused on three basic components of an effective plan of action (recruitment, program development, and personnel development). These recommendations were presented to state and federal agencies concerned with vocational education in hopes that the recommendations would be implemented in a plan of action. (BM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Educational Needs, Mexican Americans, Needs Assessment, Personnel Needs, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Puerto Ricans, Secondary Education, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, State of the Art Reviews, Student Needs, Student Recruitment, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kean Coll. of New Jersey, Union.
Note: Pages 2-4 may be marginally legible due to print quality of original