ERIC Number: ED337057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-5
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After Phase II: A Needs Assessment Design Framework.
Broussard, Kathleen M.
Under Phase II of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, eligible legalized aliens (ELAs) can become lawful permanent residents (LPRs) if they demonstrate English language competency or show that they are satisfactorily pursuing a course of study to obtain English language skills. Certain English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs have been approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service and receive financial assistance to provide these services to ELAs. Since convincing students to stay in English classes even after free instruction ends at the end of fiscal year 1992, is a challenge, this report suggests a multi-faceted framework for needs assessment. It focuses on employers of ELA/LPRs, ESL service providers, and ELA/LPRs themselves. Semistructured interview questions for employers are provided, along with insights based on several telephone interviews about the role of service providers in needs assessment analysis. Interview techniques and sample questions for ELA/LPRs are also proposed. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Immigration Reform and Control Act 1986