ERIC Number: ED357158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
310/353 Program. Impact-Assessment Report. Fiscal Years 1984 through 1990.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.
An impact assessment was conducted of projects funded under the Adult Education Act Sections 310 and 353 in Florida for the fiscal years 1984-1990. The assessment sought to determine the following: how well the projects have increased the knowledge of adult educators in methods, techniques, and materials for adult education; to what degree the exemplary programs have promoted more effective practices; and how project design and implementation have promoted or inhibited the success of the projects. The assessment included five major activities: a literature review; a telephone survey of 12 key adult educators; a written survey of adult education administrators, teachers, project directors, literacy center directors, and university faculty; reviews of 310/353 projects and materials; and creation of a database of information on 310/353 projects funded during 1984-90. The assessment found that the 310/353 projects have addressed the needs of adult education very well during the period investigated. Survey responses revealed a high level of agreement with statements describing the broad contributions of the program to adult education. According to survey responses, the program has contributed most to the areas of adult basic education and literacy, followed by General Educational Development Tests and teacher training. The program has had the least impact upon organizational structure, health, and crime. However, respondents indicated that the funding does not go far enough and that great need continues to exist in all areas. Recommendations were made to improve the application, award, and funding process, project operations; awareness and dissemination procedures; and monitoring. (Appendixes include the survey instruments, the project review and instructional materials review checklist, five figures, and seven tables. Contains 18 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida