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ERIC Number: ED317772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Pages: 103
Abstractor: N/A
Industry-Based Bilingual Vocational Training. A Review of Related Literature.
Cichon, Donald J.; And Others
Drawing upon published research, reports, and critical analyses, this paper examines the major issues involved in helping private business and industry face the challenge of effectively training limited-English-proficient (LEP) employees. The literature review is part of a larger project that is developing nine demonstration private industry/education partnership programs in industry-based bilingual vocational training and a handbook to help start other industry-based programs. Material reviewed in the paper is limited to that answering the general question, "What do we need to know to provide the best assistance and to develop a handbook?" The paper examines six major topics, drawn from a preliminary analysis of the existing literature as it reflects the project's anticipated needs: (1) workplace literacy and its relationship to bilingual vocational training; (2) job-related language skill training needs of LEP employees; (3) cross-cultural communication needs in the workplace; (4) successful workplace training program models for LEP adults; (5) components of successful public/private partnerships; and (6) economic costs and benefits to industry in providing such training. (Includes a 10-page bibliography.) (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A