ERIC Number: ED329138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Houston Community College Eligible Legalized Alien Program. Evaluation Program. Evaluation Report.
Seaman, Don F.; Cuellar, Sylvia
The Houston Community College (Texas) program (TOTAL ACCESS) designed in response to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, is described and evaluated. The program offers classes to eligible aliens (97% Hispanic Americans from Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala) wishing to pursue the educational program required for legalization. Program components include English as a Second Language and citizenship instruction, basic literacy, and high school equivalency. This report describes the curriculum; the need for and nature of the program; initial evaluation activities; evaluation data (including enrollment, effect on television viewing for literacy, and use of the local newspaper for literacy lessons); attainment of specific program objectives; student demographic data (previous place of residence, age, birthplace, gender, length of residence in Houston, occupations, marital status, children, educational background); teacher data (background, credentials); student values, goals, and expectations; and inservice staff development. Summary observations of the program and recommendations for improvement are also included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Civics, Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Enrollment Rate, High School Equivalency Programs, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Newspapers, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Programs, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Television, Undocumented Immigrants
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning.
Identifiers: Immigration Reform and Control Act 1986