ERIC Number: ED351894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The New York City Adult Literacy Initiative. Final Report 1990-91.
Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
The New York City Adult Literacy Initiative served 54,568 adults in sponsored classes in fiscal 1990-91. The program is administered through six agencies, including the public schools, City University of New York, a community development agency, and three public library systems. The Literacy Assistance Center was established to provide technical assistance and centralized support services and keeps a database on all participating students and programs. Literacy classes are held in 341 sites throughout the city. Most students are enrolled in basic education and English as a Second Language, and others attend basic education in their native languages and math classes. Flexible scheduling, varied instructional methods, and supporting services characterize programs within the initiative. The annual program report contains summaries and data concerning the following aspects of the initiative: student demographic characteristics (ethnic group, gender, age); diversity of offerings; enrollments by subject area, literacy provider agency, and instructional level; instructional and contact hours, by program; workplace literacy needs and participant employment patterns; quantitative achievement gains and other measures of program success; program cost; anticipated new directions for the initiative; and challenges. A list of participating agencies' addresses is appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Costs, Demography, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Futures (of Society), Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Characteristics, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)