ERIC Number: ED402509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Transitional Independent-Study Trades Program: A Sheltered ESL Vocational Program for Prisons and Jails.
Rockwell, Phyllis E.
This publication proposes a three-part program that combines English as a second language (ESL) and vocational considerations to move non-English speaking inmates from the ESL classroom through a sheltered vocational education classroom into the hands-on aspect of the carpentry trade. The first two sections present two requirements for the program--an ESL department and a vocational education program--and highlights the importance of the bilingual inmate vocational instructor (IVI). Section 3 lists the four parts of the program: beginner and intermediate ESL curricula that integrates phrases, vocabulary, and grammar; independent study from the program handbook in addition to regular ESL class assignments; regular student testing and advancement of qualified students into the sheltered classroom in the vocational building; and independent study along with movement into on-the-job training and full-time job status. Section 4 offers suggestions for interweaving ESL and vocational education. Section 5 offers considerations for the program designer. Other contents include a sample Traditional Independent Study Trades Program (TISTP) homework assignment; TISTP proposal; student contract; and student handbook. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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