ERIC Number: ED315598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
New York City Adult Literacy Initiative. Final Report for Fiscal Year 1985.
Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
Following an introduction that states the Adult Literacy Initiative's objectives for fiscal year 1985, this final report presents the bulk of its information in sections on (1) the literacy services of the City University of New York, community-based organizations, and the New York City Board of Education; and (2) the literacy services of the New York public library. Within the first section, the following subjects are addressed: (1) provider agencies; (2) student information such as their numbers, type of instruction, level of instruction, types of programs, race, ethnicity, gender, age, and employment status; (3) amount of instruction students receive; (4) student achievement, including posttest information, students who showed test gains, evaluation of students in basic education programs, evaluation of students in English-as-a-second-language education programs, other student achievements, and students' reasons for leaving instructional programs; (5) the numbers and type of staff and the hours of staff development; (6) a self-analysis of program performance, including features, accomplishments, and difficulties; and (7) program costs. The section on the literacy services of the public library provides information on services offered; locations; print, audiovisual, and computer materials; staff development; and expenditures. Fifty tables appear in the narrative sections of the document. A one-page summary and an appendix of summary data, including a map showing the distribution of literacy programs within the city, conclude the document. (CML)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Community Organizations, Cooperative Programs, Educational Administration, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Library Extension, Literacy Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Libraries, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Office of the Mayor, NY.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)