ERIC Number: ED320392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Training for Limited English Proficient Individuals: A Manual for Program Development.
Bradley, Curtis H.; And Others
This manual describes procedures commonly used to plan and implement bilingual vocational training (BVT) programs for individuals who are limited English proficient (LEP). An introductory section examines the purposes of BVT and outlines a general model consisting of seven components: targeted recruitment, diagnostic rather than exclusive intake and assessment, adapted vocational instruction, vocational English as a Second Language (ESL), counseling and support services, job development and placement geared to the special needs of the LEP population, and coordination of these six elements in order that each element supports the others. An additional bilingual and academic basic skills component is suggested for secondary school programs. The first of two sections presents specific procedures and makes suggestions for planning a BVT program in the areas of need assessment of the local LEP population and the local job market; developing support and assessing resources; staffing; staff development; and outreach/recruitment and initial screening. The final section discusses these aspects of program implementation in greater detail: intake and assessment, bilingual vocational instruction, vocational ESL instruction, counseling and support services, job development and placement, and program evaluation. References and additional resources are provided within each subsection. (MSE)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Bilingual Education Programs, Counseling Services, Job Placement, Job Training, Limited English Speaking, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Student Recruitment, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A