ERIC Number: ED342857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Resources and Education Program (Project PREP) 1989-90. OREA Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
An evaluation was done of New York City Board of Education's Project, Parent Resources and Education Program (Project PREP) for 1989-90. In its first year of funding, the project served parents of students of limited English proficiency at South Bronx High School by aiming to increase parents' literacy and awareness of sources of assistance and to enable them to promote their children's academic success. The 12 participants were mothers who lacked literacy skills in their native languages and who had low incomes and little contact with English speakers. Through a participant survey, the evaluation found that participants were positive about their progress in language facility. The evaluation found that the project was only partially implemented as a result of low enrollment and attendance. Although the project met its goals for teaching English as a second language, developing an informational brochure, and developing curriculum, it did not meet its goals for parental involvement. In addition, it was impossible to evaluate the objective for staff development because of insufficient data and the very low number of participants. (JB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), High Schools, Inner City, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mothers, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Staff Development, Urban Schools
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 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 - Location: New York (New York)