ERIC Number: ED241694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Adult Literacy Education Program. New York State Participant Data 1981-1982.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Continuing Education.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
An examination of data pertaining to the participation of adult residents of New York in the Adult Literacy Education Program during 1981-82 revealed that many of the 85,400 adults served by the program moved from being illiterate and unemployed or on welfare to being employed and independent of public assistance. The majority of those participating in the program were female Caucasians between the ages of 16 and 24 who had attained a 5.0 to an 8.9 grade education. Among those participating in the program, 10,870 received high school equivalency diplomas, 1,791 went on to postsecondary education, and 6,195 went on to further educational training. With respect to social development, 512 became United States citizens and 1,584 registered to vote for the first time. Of those completing the program, 21 percent (7,549 students) upgraded their jobs or received a salary increase. In all, 4,567 program participants found jobs. Analysis of the actual tax dollars spent on the program as opposed to the tax dollars realized because of the increased earnings of the program participants indicated that the program resulted in a net gain of $5,781,044. At present, approximately 20,450 adults are waiting to enter an adult literacy program in the state of New York. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Benefits, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Continuing Education.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers: Adult Literacy Education Program; New York; Participatory Research
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