ERIC Number: ED241804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational English as a Second Language: A Partnership with Industry.
This monograph offers a process model developed by the Fremont Union High School District (California) for the implementation of Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) at industry sites for minority employees who have limited English proficiency and are unable to continue classes in a traditional manner. The following areas are covered: (1) employing a project director to coordinate planning between education and industry; (2) finding companies with a large number of limited English proficiency (LEP) employees and a philosophy favorable to VESL; (3) understanding how the industry system operates; (4) making initial contacts with industry; (5) identifying, developing, and adopting suitable curriculum; (6) training supervisors of LEP; (7) considering logistics such as suitable classrooms, length of course, incentives, transportation and student recruitment; (8) dealing with paperwork; (9) preparing teachers; (10) evaluating the program and student progress; (11) determining costs; and (12) finding funding alternatives. Information is given on establishing an advisory committee of industry representatives, educators, and students. Letters from industry are included which express both the effectiveness of VESL instruction and the problems encountered. Appendices include a brochure, needs assessment forms, procedures for establishing classes, evaluation forms, advisory committee questionnaires, and a resource list. (EM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Employees, English (Second Language), Guidelines, Industry, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Models, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Fremont Union High School District, Sunnyvale, CA.