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ERIC Number: ED272659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Building Bridges: Vocational Educators and Developmental Education. TECHNIQUES.
Egbert, Marie
Lifelong Learning, v8 n8 p29-30 Jun 1985
Vocational educators need to build bridges for student's transition into and success through the vocational program of their reasoned choice by communicating and cooperating with developmental education instructors. The major focus of the role of the vocational instructor in working with the developmental educator concerns assessment of students to determine who may require the services of the developmental education division. An example of how the vocational instructor can work with developmental education is the technical learning program for Indochinese students at Portland Community College (Oregon). Technical concepts, aural comprehension of shop commands and trade talk, technical vocabulary, and hands-on practices. The technical learning skills concept prepares students for success in technical career programs because basic concepts are written by the developmental education staff in easy-to-understand technical English with concepts and technical vocabulary coming directly from vocational instructors. Visual aids include chalkboards, overheads, written materials, and audiotapes developed by the vocational instructor or directly from classroom instruction. Vocational instructors supervise hands-on skills practiced in a supportive atmosphere and provide input for correct procedures and for tests similar in format and content to those given in regular technical programs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A