Preparing Adult Immigrants for Work: The Educational Response in Two Communities

K. Ramsey, A. Robyn

This document presents the results of a two-year exploratory study of adult immigrant students' English-language instruction and vocational education needs and the response of postsecondary education providers to those needs. It presents case study research of two communities with large immigrant populations, and the findings provide insights into how and why educational services differ among schools and programs and what the differences mean to adult immigrant students pursuing education. The descriptions of community responsiveness to the adult immigrant student should help educators and policymakers understand how program decisions and institutional traditions affect immigrants' opportunities to learn.

MDS-072 / December 1992

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