ERIC Number: ED224303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Implications for Bilingual Business Education.
Maestas, Ronald W.; Olivas, Louis
Bilingual business education is increasing in importance in response to the growing Spanish speaking population, bilingual student population, and need for bilingual employees. The continued immigration from Mexico and growth in the number of unskilled Spanish speaking workers will lead to an increased need for bilingual supervisors and managers. Economic conditions in Mexico and the United States will increasingly draw immigrants from Mexico to fill unskilled jobs. In turn, a new set of skills, including bilingualism and cultural awareness, will be required of supervisory personnel. Bilingual business education can help to fill these needs by providing limited English proficient students with equal access to business skills and training English speaking students in Spanish. The bilingual graduates of such programs would also be able to fill positions in the international business setting. (RW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Business Administration Education, Business Education, Business Skills, Cultural Awareness, Economic Factors, Higher Education, Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
Not available separately; see FL 013 333.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Spanish for Bilingual Careers in Business (Ypsilanti, MI, March 18-20, 1982).