ERIC Number: ED315624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Building Educational Foundations: A Survey of the Literacy Initiatives Undertaken by the Job Training Partnership Act, Title IV, Section 402 Grantees.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, Washington, DC.
This report examines the literacy-related activities of organizations funded under Title IV, Section 402 of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Section 402 is a special program within JTPA that delivers training, employment, education, and support services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The survey: (1) documents the various literacy and basic educational programs available to migrant and seasonal farmworkers; (2) examines the level and extent of the programs offered by each grantee; and (3) highlights special literacy initiatives being undertaken by some grantees. The review found that all or some of the 53 Section 402 grantees contacted offer the following literacy-oriented activities: testing aptitude and achievement potential; adult basic education; General Educational Development (GED) test preparation; English-as-a-Second-Language courses; and other literacy initiatives. The study also found that program grantees feel that they could accomplish more with students if regulations were more flexible and less emphasis was placed on cost of training in each case. The appendixes include: literacy survey results; a list of educational testing instruments; and a survey question form. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982