ERIC Number: ED195724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug-28
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Adult Basic Education Project. Final Report.
Graham, Janet Roth
The Bilingual Adult Basic Education Project provided bilingual life skills instruction, counseling, and informational services to approximately 150 non-English-dominant adults across Pennsylvania by means of contracts to local education agencies. Students were pre- and post-tested in English and/or their native language to measure their growth in life-coping skills. Adult Performance Level (APL) test data showed knowledge gains by a substantial proportion of the students and sizable improvements in each of the five APL content areas. The project also presented staff development workshops dealing with bilingual/English as a Second Language life-skills instructional techniques and materials for adult learners. Project-developed products were English and native language versions of student needs assessment surveys, pre- and post-tests for each of the five APL knowledge areas (Community Resources, Consumer Economics, Government and Law, Health, Occupational Knowledge), and evaluation forms to monitor program implementation and evaluate its effectiveness. (Copies of products comprise the major portion of this report. There are (1) English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Lao, and Cambodian versions of the APL Needs Assesment Survey; (2) English, Spanish, and Vietnamese versions of APL pre- and post-tests; and Cambodian versions of four pretests.) (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Bilingual Education, Cambodian, Career Education, Community Resources, Consumer Economics, Coping, Counseling Services, English (Second Language), Government (Administrative Body), Health, Information Services, Interest Inventories, Lao, Legal Education, Literacy Education, Multilingual Materials, Native Language Instruction, Needs Assessment, Non English Speaking, Pretests Posttests, Russian, Spanish, Staff Development, Student Interests, Surveys, Test Construction, Vietnamese, Workshops
AdvancE, Millersville State College, Millersville, PA 17551 (Write for price).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Adult Performance Level