ERIC Number: ED371080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Seward Park Family Literacy Program. Final Evaluation Report 1992-93. OREA Report.
The Seward Park Family Literacy Program was an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its second year of operation at Seward Park High School in Manhattan (New York). In 1992-93 the program served Cantonese-, Mandarin-, and Spanish-speaking adults of limited English proficiency with instruction in English as a second language (ESL) and a course to increase their knowledge of the school system and its resources. They were also offered information on the prevention of AIDS. In addition, they were offered the opportunity to attend the Summer Parent Center. The program met its objectives in improving English reading and writing skills and increasing parental knowledge of the school system. It partially met its objectives for improving English conversation skills. Objectives for increasing parent attendance at school activities could not be measured. Evaluation recommendations include exploring additional techniques to increase student acquisition of English conversational skills and providing complete pre- and post-survey data on participation in school activities for complete evaluation. Three tables present evaluation findings. Appendixes list instructional materials and class schedules. (SLD)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adults, Cantonese, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Family Programs, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mandarin Chinese, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Spanish Speaking, Summer Programs
Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; New York City Board of Education