ERIC Number: ED350052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Serving Vocational ESL Students.
Thomas, Robert J.; And Others
Drawing on an applied research study encompassing an extensive literature review, telephone interviews with 50 key program administrators, and site visits at 9 community colleges, this handbook describes proven, effective techniques for providing vocational education to limited English proficient (LEP) adults in a community college setting. An introductory chapter focuses on basic issues and concerns, such as understanding the diverse demographics of LEP students, welcoming them to the campus, and balancing institutional mission, resources, and capabilities. Chapter 2 looks at ways to foster a multicultural environment that serves not only LEP students, but the campus community as a whole. While chapter 3 investigates the challenges associated with planning and implementing programs and services for LEP students, chapter 4 provides a detailed discussion of instructional options, components, and strategies. Chapters 5 and 6 examine instructional support and support services, respectively, focusing on the design and adaptation of services that meet LEP students' unique needs, the development of related institutional policies, and the provision of specialized training for faculty and staff. Assessment and evaluation is the topic of chapter 7, which addresses the challenges involved with conducting useful program evaluations, selecting standardized tests for LEP students, and ensuring that ability-to-benefit tests do not unfairly exclude them from financial aid opportunities. Following an examination of collaboration within the college and with external agencies in chapter 8, chapter 9 considers funding policy issues. Each chapter includes references. (MPH)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Bilingual Education Programs, College Environment, Community Colleges, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism, Financial Support, Job Training, Limited English Speaking, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Student Personnel Services, Teaching Methods, Testing Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language)
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Publications Sales, P.O. Box 1737, Salisbury, MD 21802 ($18.50; $14.50 for AACC members).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.; Capital Consulting Corp., Londonderry, NH.; RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.