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ERIC Number: ED244040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Demographic Projections to the Year 2000 of Limited English Proficient Hispanic Accessions in the U.S. Army. Research Report 1349.
Oxford-Carpenter, Rebecca; And Others
This report presents background, methodology, findings, and implications regarding the generation of demographic projections to the year 2000 of limited English proficient Hispanic accessions in the U.S. Army. Projections are made for males and females, various Hispanic ethnic groups, and age bands within the accession age range of 17-35. Results show that Army accessions in all Hispanic ethnic groups are projected to increase substantially in number from now to the year 2000. Puerto Rican accession rates are more than twice as high as rates for other Hispanic ethnic groups. Current and projected accessions are much lower for Hispanic females than for Hispanic males. Males have much higher rates and levels of limited English proficiency (LEP) than females. Puerto Rican LEP rates exceed (in some categories by twice the number) the LEP rates of other Hispanic ethnic groups. The general pattern is one of increase in limited English proficiency in the Army to the year 2000. Results point to the need for continued, high quality English instruction, suitable selection and classification procedures, awareness of cultural differences, and improved data collection methods. (Author/CMG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.