ERIC Number: ED205789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Multi-Cultural Competency-Based Vocational Curricula VESL Guidelines. Multi-Cultural Competency-Based Vocational/Technical Curricula Series.
Hepburn, Larry; And Others
These guidelines serve as an introduction to a set of eight course curricula in the VESL (Vocational English as a Second Language) program. This document introduces the reader to the VESL concept; multi-cultural, competency-based materials of VESL (sequential modules, translated lexicons, grammatical structure for modules, punctuation and vocabulary, technical idioms, translated introductions); and how VESL can be used in prevocational and/or vocational classroom/shop programs. Discussed are sound and writing systems of Southeast Asian languages, Spanish, and English; literacy vs. illiteracy; VESL needs of the students; basic mathematical skills; basic U.S. monetary system; metric and U.S. systems of weights and measures; regional and personal dialects of English; VESL support materials and activities; slide shows for orientation; ongoing visual aids; industrial visits; general guidelines for successful teaching in a VESL program; teaching styles; and overview of concurrent VESL and vocational training. Appended materials include a listing of phonemes of English, a punctuation style list, and a bibliography. (CT)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, English for Special Purposes, Grammar, Guidelines, Indochinese, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Metric System, Prevocational Education, Program Design, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Division of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education, Illinois Office of Education, 100 North First St., Springfield, IL 62777 (write for price).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. School of Technical Careers.