Roy E. Howard, Ph.D.
Gallup Graduate Studies Center, Western New Mexico University
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Texas Schools Incorporated

I began a relationship with this trade school when they approached me at Texas Tech University. As the coordinator of the Bilingual/Multicultural Resources Center I was in charge of a number of projects (see list below). After a time, I quit my position on the faculty of TTU and became the Associate Director of TSI, responsible for testing and evaluation; basic skills; technical language development in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese; technical curricula; and cross cultural communications. Projects included:

Courses to develop entry level bilingual technicians in diesel mechanics, auto mechanics, welding, refrigeration, electronics, and auto body repair.

International educational and cultural exchange with 32 executives from Anshan, Liaoning Province in northeastern China.

The school was closed suddenly by the owner in 1992.

Texas Tech University Bilingual/Multicultural Resources Center, Coordinator Dr. Roy E. Howard, 1987 to 1992.

Teacher Training projects:

Symposiums, conferences, exhibits: LAABE fall conference, Texas Symposium on Hispanic Educational Issues, Hispanic Culture Symposium, fiestas del Llano, Posadas de Navidad, Chinese New Year, Asia Exhibit, Cinco de Mayo

Multicultural Library: circulation, producation, sales

Training Grants: Title VII Doctoral Fellowships, Bilingual Education Personnel Training grant, Chinese Langauge at Lubbock High, ESL at O.L. Slaton Jr. High

Asian Education Student Organization

Bilingual Education Student Organization

Community Education:

Reach Program for drug abuse education

Viva la Música

Mariachi Festival

GANGS Program

Counselor Education Program

Project Advance:

Technical Spanish Institute

Technical English Institute

Cross Cultural Communications Course for Managers

Songs for Schools Youth Program (JTPA)

Technical Language Development, Texas Schools, Inc. (JTPA)

Bilingual Vocational Instructor Training Program for TSI