ERIC Number: ED237680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Vocational Instructor Training Program. July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983. Part I: Performance Report. Part II: Final Evaluation Report.
Bradley, Curtis H.; Friedenberg, Joan E.
A program was conducted at Florida International University, first, to provide immediate assistance to experienced and prospective vocational instructors and other personnel who are serving limited-English-speaking out-of-school youth and adult vocational students and, second, to develop a model for preparing bilingual vocational instructors and incorporating that model into the regular professional preparation of all vocational instructors serving such students. Before the program started, the directors conducted community and public relations activities to increase awareness and acceptance of the project. During the training sessions, either morning basic skills classes or afternoon vocational English skills workshops were attended by approximately 100 vocational instructors and bilingual instructors and counselors. Materials developed for the course included in the document provide course outlines, vocational English-as-a-second-language components, and public relations materials. Evaluation of the program by outside evaluators and by instructor/students showed that the program was effective and well received. The questionnaire used for evaluation and an overview of questionnaire results are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Bilingual Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Models, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Spanish, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida International Univ., Miami. Div. of Vocational Education.