ERIC Number: ED260304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Immigrant Workers and the American Workplace: The Role of Voc Ed. Information Series No. 302.
Lopez-Valadez, Jeanne, Ed.; And Others
The four chapters in this compilation highlight the issues and strategies used to prepare limited English proficient (LEP) adults for employment. In the first chapter, Joan Friedenberg discusses the development of English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching, including general ESL, English for special purposes, and prevocational and vocational ESL (VESL). Describing various delivery models, the author proposes that the ideal method for meeting the language needs of immigrants provides VESL concurrently with skill training. Strategies for developing a VESL lesson are outlined. Nancy Lee Lucas, in the second chapter, examines the why cultural values of different ethnic groups are reflected in language, education, and work behavior. She stresses that enabling the cultural adjustment of immigrants, particularly in the workplace, involves cross-cultural training--a contrastive approach that explores areas of potential conflict. In chapter three, Nick Kremer focuses on approaches for meeting the diverse training needs of LEP adults. In-class and on-the-job models, adaptation of instructional materials, bilingual vocational training, staff development, support services, and funding are discussed. Finally, Tipawan Reed addresses the topic of employment services for LEP adults. Reviewing employers' attitudes toward hiring LEPs, she suggests strategies for enhancing their employability skills, including job clubs, marketing, and employer incentives. (SK)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Bilingual Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Employment Potential, Employment Services, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Limited English Speaking, On the Job Training, Second Language Instruction, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language), Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. IN302--$5.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.