ERIC Number: ED366767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
ESL Staff Development. Assist LEP Students to Access Training for Tomorrow's Jobs. Inservice Manual.
Richland Coll., Dallas, TX.
This manual was developed for use in conducting inservice staff development workshops to provide staff working in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs at community colleges and other institutions with the skills necessary to provide effective vocational training and career counseling to limited English proficient (LEP) persons. The manual, which is designed for use by persons with inservice experience and with basic knowledge of cross-cultural education, language acquisition, and vocational training for special populations, is organized into six sections. Section 1 contains funding information, a foreword, and sample planning materials (agenda, needs assessment, and module evaluation forms). Presented in Sections 2-5 are learning modules on the following topics: overview of successful vocational training programs for LEP persons, career interest testing, language testing, and career counseling strategies for LEP persons. Each module includes some or all of the following: objectives; module time, group size, physical setting, equipment, and materials; procedures/suggested activities; participant pretest survey; focus questions; handouts; transparency masters; sample assessment instruments; and posttest. A cross-cultural approach is used throughout the modules, and the hypothetical students profiled are of various racial/ethnic origins (including Mexican-American, Vietnamese, and Russian). Presented in Section 6 are a sample action plan, 18-item bibliography, and list of 9 information and materials clearinghouses. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Choice, Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Interest Inventories, Language Acquisition, Language Tests, Learning Modules, Limited English Speaking, Multicultural Education, Second Language Learning, Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language), Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Community and Technical Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Richland Coll., Dallas, TX.