ERIC Number: ED155377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Needs Assessment and Planning Workshop for Bilingual/Bicultural Vocational Education. Final Report.
Peter, Richard; Nelson, Orville
A two-day workshop was held in Wisconsin to identify secondary-postsecondary vocational teacher and vocational teacher trainer needs as they relate to bilingual/bicultural vocational education and to design a delivery system for meeting these pre- and inservice needs. The conference agenda was designed to provide information on the latest developments and concepts in bilingual/bicultural education and to generate methods and plans for its improvement. Following the presentations, two discussion groups generated lists of needs which were synthesized and prioritized as follows: (1) needs assessment, (2) planning and coordination, (3) educational needs (social and cultural), (4) development of special programs, (5) supportive services, (6) mass communication, (7) employment development, and (8) monitoring of program effectiveness. The groups then developed action plans for each and concluded that three measures were required to implement them: conducting regional inservice seminars for administrators, teachers, counselors, and paraprofessionals; conducting a needs assessment for bilingual/bicultural education in Wisconsin; and establishing target dates for vocational education to meet the needs of bilingual/bicultural students. As a result of these meetings, two projects were proposed for federal and state funding, and provisions were made to offer a course in the principles of vocational, technical, and adult education to bilingual/bicultural educators. (ELG)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin