ERIC Number: ED247985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Vocational Instructor Training Program: Third Project Year Evaluation.
Zane, Lawrence F. H.
The Bilingual Vocational Instructor Training (BVIT) project at California State University at Long Beach was established to teach instructors to communicate with limited English speakers in specialized skill areas. An evaluation of the program was conducted after its third year of operation to assess the placement of graduates and the institutionalization of the program. The findings of the evaluation included the following: (1) an average of 43 students per year, or 86% of the program graduates, were placed by the project staff; (2) the program is expected to continue in fall 1984 after the termination of federal funding; (3) the interdisciplinary approach of the curriculum was highly valued by the participants; (4) instructional materials were rated as excellent; (5) the articulation of the BVIT program with other courses enabled participants to complete the BVIT certificate while satisfying requirements for other credentials or degrees; (6) the Second Language Approaches for Vocational Education (SLAVE) workshop was considered too intensive for too short a period of time; (7) there was little or no follow-up of program graduates; and (8) public relations efforts were almost non-existent. Recommendations offered for the continued growth and effectiveness of the program included reviewing the SLAVE portion of the curriculum, setting up a public relations program, and ensuring an adequate administrative and financial basis for the program. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach.