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ERIC Number: ED395206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation in Adult Literacy Research. Project ALERT. [Phase I.]
Ntiri, Daphne Williams, Ed.
The Adult Literacy and Evaluation Research Team (also known as Project ALERT) was a project conducted by the Detroit Literacy Coalition (DLC) at Wayne State University in 1993-1994 to develop and pilot a user-friendly program model for evaluating literacy operations of community-based organizations throughout Michigan under the provisions of Section 353 of the Adult Education Act. First, background information regarding the theory of adult learning and African American attitudes toward adult learning was obtained through a literature review. Next, a three-phase questionnaire process that focused on formative outcomes was conducted to arrive at the final evaluation instrument, which was pretested and determined to be impartial, multiculturally sensitive, cost efficient, user friendly, and nonthreatening. The evaluation instrument is slated to undergo extensive testing in volunteer literacy programs throughout Michigan, including in programs in rural and culturally diverse locations. (Eighteen figures and 26 references are included. Nine appendixes constituting approximately 60% of this document contain the following: glossary; adult literacy program instruments; model indicators; DLC policy statement, overview, board of directors, mission profile, and services and primary goals; profile of literacy providers contacted; and Project ALERT timelines.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Black Education, Blacks, Community Education, Community Organizations, Cultural Differences, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Material Development, Models, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office of Adult Extended Learning.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Literacy Coalition, MI.
Identifiers: African Americans; Detroit Literacy Coalition MI; 353 Project
Note: For the phase II report, see CE 071 735.