ERIC Number: ED426284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
A Guide to Involving English Language Learners in School to Career Initiatives.
Allen, Lili; DiBona, Natanya; Reilly, Michael Chavez
This guidebook provides suggestions and directions for increasing and improving English language learners' involvement in school-to-career initiatives across the country. It describes model career initiatives that either target or include significant numbers of English language learners, and it analyzes some school restructuring issues raised by the research conducted for this book. Chapter 1 presents a typical school-to-career program design and describes the benefits for English language learners. It explains some of the challenges that arise when involving English language learners in school-to-career initiatives and offers possible solutions. Chapter 2 provides case studies of internships, community service learning, project-based learning, and job shadowing programs that are organized around the needs of English language learners. Chapter 3 focuses on school restructuring issues, providing several examples. Chapter 4 discusses next steps for practitioners who seek to integrate English language learners into school-to-career programs. Three appendices contain the following: (1) discussion of education for English language learners; (2) glossary; and (3) list of people interviewed. (Contains 12 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.