ERIC Number: ED235363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Cuban Immigrant Project. Final Report. May, 1981 - June, 1983.
In its two years of operation, the Adult Cuban Immigrant Project served over 538 Cuban entrants in its prevocational English-as-a-second-language (ESL) program. The prevocational curriculum is a competency-based program that is designed to help students learn English in the context of life-coping skills and job-searching skills. Included in the instructional component of the program are the following processes: assessment, diagnosis, prescription, instruction, and disengagement. As a result of the outreach component of the project, 337 students were referred to outside agencies for help with housing, food, and clothing. In addition, 72 percent of the project participants either found a job, upgraded their present job, or obtained vocational training. Furthermore, project staff documented that 148 of the students were removed from public assistance. (A companion volume to this project report contains the teacher materials, volunteer training materials, timetables, forms, evaluation instruments, course outlines, publicity materials, pretests and posttests, and teacher training materials that were developed during the project.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Competency Based Education, Coping, Cubans, Daily Living Skills, Diagnostic Teaching, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Job Search Methods, Pretests Posttests, Prevocational Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Publicity, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.