ERIC Number: ED177292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Vocational and Bilingual Curriculum Development: A Cooperative Effort. Final Report.
New York Univ., NY. Dept. of Technology and Industrial Education.
Two objectives of this bilingual vocational education project were to modify and translate vocational education curricula for bilingual students and students of limited English speaking ability and to document the process of material modification and translation in a procedural manual. A needs assessment was conducted at the secondary level surveying bilingual programs, students, and teachers in New York City schools. A search for suitable curricula to adapt for use of students of limited English speaking ability resulted in identification of materials on welding, marketing, auto body repair, receiver-drier, power mechanics, graphic arts, French knife, and auto mechanics. These were translated into Spanish and French. Problems encountered in translation included vocabulary (standard or vernacular) use, cultural accuracy, whether to use French or Creole, and format. Problems were documented and solutions provided in the curriculum development manual, which covers six topics: needs assessment, materials acquisition analysis, modification, materials translation, materials production, and field testing. Appended are the needs assessment data on bilingual vocational programs in New York City schools and a copy of the survey instrument. The manual is available separately as CE 020 121. (FP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Dept. of Technology and Industrial Education.
Note: Appendix materials may not reproduce well due to small type; For a related document see CE 020 121