ERIC Number: ED349396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Bilingual Vocational Education. Trends and Issues Alerts.
Bilingual vocational education (BVE) offers a way to improve both the job and English skills of workers with limited English proficiency (LEP). Initially using both the native language and English to provide job training makes instruction immediately comprehensible to the students. Gradually, the use of the native language decreases while English use increases. The two components of BVE are job and language skill development; however, they are not enough to prepare persons with LEP for the changing workplace. Employability, communication, and cultural awareness skills are also needed. BVE programs are similar to workplace literacy programs in the emphasis on functional context. In BVE, this means emphasizing the grammatical structures, vocabulary, and appropriate expressions of the specific job situation, reinforcing skills through practice in real-world settings. The annotated resource list contained in this information alert includes 18 print resources and 5 resource 18 references and 5 resource organizations. (NLA)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.