ERIC Number: ED158038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Human Services Educational Consortium. Final Report.
Maine Univ., Orono. Bangor Community Coll.
This report presents results of the third year of a project designed to enhance employability and career mobility of limited English speaking Franco-American adults in jobs providing services for the elderly. The first section states project objectives of the college-level, credit-bearing program conducted at five university campuses: (1) to expand the bilingual certificate gerontology program; (2 and 3) to provide bilingual vocational education for Maine's high Franco-American populations and 100 unemployed and underemployed adults; and (4) to encourage the consortium between the University of Maine system and community agencies in meeting the above objectives. Section 2 includes reports from five University of Maine project sites (Fort Kent/St. John Valley, Lewiston-Auburn, Augusta-Waterville, Presque Isle-Caribou, and Biddleford/York County) which contain information on recruitment, orientation, student profile, faculty, curriculum, student and university support services, community involvement, personal assessment, and conclusions. In the third section, conclusions and recommendations are reported based on the project results and follow-up data from the nearly 200 program graduates. (Of the initial 1975 graduates, approximately 40% are employed in human services. Follow-up of 1977 graduates indicates nearly 40% are enrolled in formal educational programs.) In the final section, eleven appendices include information on sites, students, courses, etc. (See related document CE 017 480, a third-year, third-party evaluation report.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Certification, Community Services, Consortia, Cross Cultural Training, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Human Services, Occupational Mobility, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Improvement, Service Occupations, State Universities, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Bangor Community Coll.