ERIC Number: ED185404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
PLESA: Program for Persons of Limited English-Speaking Ability. Ten Case Studies.
Reynolds, Jack; And Others
These ten case studies of the Program for Persons of Limited English-Speaking Ability (PLESA) report different approaches to providing training and employment assistance to unemployed persons of limited English-speaking ability. (A summary report of forty-seven projects is available separately. See Note.) The first four describe projects conducted in Tucson, Arizona; New York City; Bergen County, New Jersey; and Laredo, Texas. The remaining six cases describe selected features or components of projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Orange County, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Philadelphia and New Holland, Pennsylvania. Each section (case study) begins with a bibliographic data sheet and project profile sheet which outlines target group; objectives; client recruitment, selection, assessment, and counseling; training; job development and placement; follow-up program; supportive services; budget; and outcomes. Topics discussed within the narrative of the case studies include project planning; target groups; project direction, management, and operation; clients and services; English language instruction; occupational skills training; job development and placement; and results. Target groups include Hispanics, Vietnamese refugees, Filipinos, and Russian and Korean immigrants. Occupations trained for include secretarial, electricians' helpers, import-export clerks, Chinese cooks, nursing, and auto mechanics. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Education, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Career Counseling, Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Employment Services, English (Second Language), General Education, Hispanic Americans, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Limited English Speaking, Program Development, Recruitment, Second Language Instruction, Selection, Spanish Speaking, Unemployment, Unskilled Workers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Evaluation and Research.
Authoring Institution: University Research Corp., Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Tucson); California; California (Los Angeles); California (San Francisco); Hawaii (Honolulu); New Jersey; New York (New York); Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Texas (Laredo)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act