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ERIC Number: ED205789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. School of Technical Careers.