ERIC Number: ED192039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Vocational Educational Curriculum Development.
Lloyd, Anthony; And Others
This handbook for the bilingual vocational curriculum specialist contains seven modules which describe the process of developing curriculum materials to be used by students of limited-English-speaking ability. Module 1 is an introduction to the handbook which discusses bilingual education in the United States and the role of the teacher in bilingual education. Module 2 concerns the general principles of curriculum development for vocational education subjects. It outlines these phases: preparatory, assemble and critique resources, prepare cultural profile, develop curriculum plan, establish curriculum design, preparation of trial modules, critical review of trial modules, complete curriculum product, and reality test product. Module 3, Readability: Language and Style, describes considerations and procedures for writing materials in simplified English. Module 4 deals with translation of materials. Module 5 discusses testing minority students and constructing linguistically fair tests. Examples are given in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese. Module 6 lists resources. Appendixes (Module 7) include an article on cognitive styles and culture and a glossary. The glossary, amounting to approximately half of the handbook, is a restricted list of words suitable for writing vocational materials. The fewer than 700 words are presented in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingual Education, Chinese, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, French, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Multilingual Materials, Non English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, Readability, Readability Formulas, Secondary Education, Spanish, Test Construction, Testing, Translation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Dept. of Technology and Industrial Education.