ERIC Number: ED291915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum for Bilingual Vocational Training Project. May 1986 to October 31, 1987.
Arlington County Public Schools, VA. Employment Training Center.
This document describes a project that provided vocational skills and job-specific English-as-a-second-language (ESL) training to Spanish- and Vietnamese-speaking adults in Arlington, Virginia. The four skills areas were clerical, building trades, commercial cooking, and printing occupations. Instruction was based on specific, clearly stated competencies or tasks that described precisely what trainees needed to master in order to be employed. Job-related English instruction was based on communication skills essential to successful job performance in an English-language work environment. The curriculum package's introduction includes lists of competencies and information about instructional procedures, recruitment and referral practices, intake and assessment procedures, support and ancillary services, and job development and placement services and activities. The package also includes detailed course descriptions and sample joint lesson plans for the three courses (vocational, English, and employability skills.) Other sections of the package include a description of the method of instruction; a list of instructional materials, references and resources; and a description of the trainee evaluation process. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Building Trades, Clerical Occupations, Competency Based Education, Cooks, Course Content, Educational Resources, Employment Potential, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Printing, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Spanish Speaking, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Vietnamese, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA. Employment Training Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 049 757-758.