ERIC Number: ED367811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Florida Adult Homeless Literacy and Basic Skills Assistance Project 1992-1993. Program Evaluation Summary.
The Florida Adult Homeless Literacy and Basic Skills Assistance Project was initiated in 1992 to provide literacy and basic skills training to at least 2,700 homeless Florida adults. In 1993, a limited evaluation of the project was conducted. Evaluation data were collected from reviews of 39 state and local documents, interviews with the program manager and 14 project staff members, 2 surveys of 7 local programs, and information presented about the project at 2 conferences and 3 meetings. The evaluation established that the program operated in a manner reasonably consistent with Florida's plan for the adult homeless literacy program and that local program coordinators were generally pleased with the program's operation at the local and state levels. The program served a total of 3,180 participants through 5 school districts, Florida Community College, and Religious Community Services, Inc. Of those adults served, 52.8% were Black, 33.6% were White, and 12.5% were Hispanic. More than half the participants were between the ages of 25 and 44. As a result of the program, 1,358 participants improved their basic skills, 2,207 acquired literacy and numeracy skills, 371 entered education or training, 169 obtained a job, and 23 obtained a better job. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A