ERIC Number: ED406857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Learning To Work in a New Land: A Review and Sourcebook for Vocational and Workplace ESL.
Gillespie, Marilyn K.
The study looks at the role of immigrants in the workforce, status of English language learning in vocational and workforce education, and ways the system can enhance opportunity and productivity for limited-English-proficient adults. It begins by examining characteristics of the current immigrant workforce and future labor requirements. The second chapter discusses the current service delivery system for adult vocational and basic education, focusing on the problem of fragmentation, design of existing major programs, and the funding outlook. Chapter three reviews research and trends in this area over two decades. In chapter four, aspects of program design and planning are examined, including models for integrating language and vocational training, need analysis, development of support and resources, recruitment, multiculturalism, instructional component development, support services, staffing, and program evaluation. The fifth chapter outlines steps in setting up a workplace English-as-a-Second-Language program, presents four models for creating a partnership between an educational organization and workplace, features of the partnership arrangement, need analysis, approaches to curriculum development, and program evaluation. The final chapter lists ten steps for enhancing the state and local role in this aspect of labor force development. Contains 192 references. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Government Role, Immigrants, Labor Force Development, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language), Work Environment
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: A product of the Project in Adult Immigrant Education (PAIE).