ERIC Number: ED181188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Bilingual Vocational Education: An Assessment of Needs. Final Report.
Center for Education and Management, Inc., Kersey, CO.
A study was conducted to determine the need for bilingual vocational education and the extent bilingual vocational education programs are being implemented throughout the state of Colorado. Specific objectives were (1) to assess jobs that would be addressed through traditional vocational programs in Colorado which require bilingual employees now and in the future; (2) to assess all bilingual vocational education programs offered in Colorado regarding the type and adequacy of training as well as perform a follow-up of graduates involved in vocational training; and (3) to formulate recommendations concerning bilingual occupational programs based on objectives 1 and 2. To accomplish these objectives, six activities were completed, including a collection of data from existing files, a Delphi study, a survey of vocational programs, employer interviews, case studies, and a task force review. Some of the findings indicated that the majority of the jobs requiring bilingualism were in the professions (particularly teaching and social welfare) and in the service industries. Ten vocational education programs in Colorado were identified as having some bilingual characteristics; however, a follow-up revealed that only two of these programs might be considered bilingual vocational education programs. Finally, it was recommended that bilingual vocational education be defined as those programs that provide training for limited English-speaking students for employment in traditional and non-traditional occupational settings. (Specific findings for each objective are included.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Center for Education and Management, Inc., Kersey, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado