ERIC Number: ED164977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Career and Vocational Development of Bilingual Students. Information Series No. 136.
Rios, Edwin T.; Hansen, William E.
A study was conducted to explore the evolution of career education concepts and its application to the bilingual population. The literature search reviewed theory as well as research papers, surveys, other literature searches, program descriptions, and state vocational/career education plans. Agencies which produce literature and other career education support of bilingual families and their children were also reviewed. The findings were synthesized to identify programmatic requirements and to establish directions for national and state planning efforts. Among the findings are these: (1) language is a critical factor in planning specific career education programs for bilingual persons; (2) children of bilingual families, where two languages are critical for survival, demonstrate distinctive, more adult, social maturity; (3) the school system loses its "holding power" on bilingual children during the seventh through ninth grades; (4) career-related materials in bilingual format are virtually non-existent; and (5) state and local planning of career and vocational education, bilingual education, and migrant education have not been coordinated. One of the four major recommendations suggests that bilingual career awareness materials (K-6) and bilingual career exploration materials (K-7) be developed concurrently in terms of career education concept development, languages appropriate for student and/or parents, and the environment of the bilingual family. (BM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Experience, Instructional Materials, Migrant Education, Non English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Vocational Education, Vocational Maturity
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: For related documents see CE 019 619-627