ERIC Number: ED333982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing the Vocational Prospects of Low-Income Hispanic Mothers: Results of a Family Support Program. Draft Copy.
Johnson, Dale L.; And Others
This document reports successes of San Antonio's private, nonprofit Avance program in promoting enrollment in classes by low-income Hispanic mothers of infants or young children. Also reported are outcomes of attempts to identify predictors of course-taking. The Avance Parent-Child Education Program is a 9-month, comprehensive, center-based program with an in-home component that offers parenting education and family support to parents and their infants and toddlers. A major objective of the program is to help low-income Mexican-American mothers obtain more education so as to optimize the mothers' vocational abilities. A total of 52 program participants were compared with 110 controls at two sites. Measures for the purpose of predicting educational enrollment included program status, residential site, education, age, marital status, number of children, depression, mother's employment, progressive or traditional values, acculturation, social supports, and knowledge and use of community services. In comparison with controls, women who participated in the Avance program were more often enrolled in or had more often completed the general educational development (GED), English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), or other courses. Program participation did not result in group differences in number of women employed. Prediction of enrollment in courses from intake data was dependent on participant's site and group. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Avance San Antonio Inc
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 1991).