ERIC Number: ED320459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
English in the Work Place for School Custodians. Manual and Curriculum Guide.
Cruz, Jane; And Others
This manual is intended to assist in the development of programs in vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) for limited-English-speaking individuals working as school custodians. The manual describes steps in program development, offers methods for needs assessment, specifies instructional objectives, discusses techniques for lesson planning, outlines a curriculum, provides reproducible hands-on classroom activities designed to practice the concept within the curriculum and to trigger teachers' imaginations, and offer general and specific resources. Units in the curriculum are described in detail for the teacher, including dialogues, visual aids, class exercises, and directions for material development and classroom activities. Unit topics include giving and taking directions, making phone calls, interacting with co-workers, reporting emergencies, receiving criticism and praise, and understanding personnel information. A seven-page, partially annotated bibliography of supplementary instructional materials, VESL resources, texts, and other resources is included. Appendixes contain publicity materials; needs assessment forms to be completed by workers and supervisors; a languae test; and a variety of teacher and student forms, including evaluation questionnaires. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Custodian Training, Employer Employee Relationship, English for Special Purposes, Interpersonal Communication, Labor Education, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Occupational Safety and Health, Peer Relationship, Personnel Data, Personnel Policy, Program Development, School Maintenance, Second Language Instruction, Telephone Usage Instruction, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Adult Education Service.
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. Dept. of Vocational, Adult and Community Education.
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