ERIC Number: ED383233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Succeeding with the LEP in Vocational Education: Common Concerns and Solutions.
This manual is designed to be used as a resource in the planning and implementation of vocational education support services for the limited-English-proficient (LEP) student. The focus of the manual is to address the linguistic and cultural backgrounds of LEP persons and provide them with vocational education that encompasses a wide array of services--targeted recruitment, occupational English, adapted vocational instruction, career counseling and job development--in order to facilitate their participation in training and integration into the workplace. Topics covered include identifying LEP students, training models, assessment of LEP students, instructional adaptation, the role of culture, counseling materials and funding. Appended materials include the following: sample language proficiency descriptions; sample home language surveys; a list of resource agencies; a bilingual vocational program student referral form; the Bilingual Vocational Education project's industrial and technical training curriculum; a list of typing competencies for the LEP student; bilingual vocational training models; ethnic media resources; recruitment brochures; language proficiency assessment tools; excerpts from a technical English test; Vocational English-as-a-Second-Language (VESL) competency checklist for data entry; sources of sample assessment instruments; a list of information and materials clearinghouses; work English VESL competencies; and sample VESL lesson plans. (CK)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Counseling Services, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Employment Opportunities, Guides, Language Proficiency, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Measurement Techniques, Models, Postsecondary Education, Recruitment, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.