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ERIC Number: ED174291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-27
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Process for Developing Bilingual/Bicultural Occupational Educational Programs.
Cossey, Beatrice D. Abel
After discussing some of the complex problems related to the educational participation of the growing population of bilingual/bicultural adults in California, this paper explores the new importance and role of adult education and career development with respect to this group. The paper goes on to describe a bilingual/bicultural vocational training project developed by Gavilan Community College (GCC) for an off-campus extension center in the Village Avante housing project, comprised almost entirely of Chicano families. The program was intended to assist in development of adult career plans; provide exposure to experiences outside the housing project; and promote the transition from classroom activities to a continuous process of work and education. Aspects of the program include: a family/community approach to education; longitudinal program assessment; and an informal preschool laboratory and a formal bilingual/bicultural child development center which serve as work experience stations for adult students seeking to become certificated preschool classroom aides. The program involves three phases. Phase I provides an orientation to consumer information. Phase II integrates students into local classroom and laboratory experiences and stresses early childhood education. Phase III includes language and traditional academic classes at GCC. The program is presented in schematic form and appendices cover specific program aspects. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Need Assessment, Ohio Board of Regents (April 27, 1979). Page II-6 was removed from the document due to irreproducibility