ERIC Number: ED359815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Descriptive Study of the Family English Literacy Program. Final Report.
Atlantic Resources Corp., Reston, VA.
Family English literacy programs are designed to help limited-English-proficient adults and out-of-school youth achieve competence in the English language. The purpose of the study presented here was to provide a thorough description of the 54 Title VII Family English Literacy (FEL) programs funded from 1985 through 1989, including program elements, procedures, and the characteristics that have the potential to enhance the academic achievement of students enrolled in the Title VII instructional program. The study objectives were intended to provide descriptive information on all pertinent aspects of the programs including: instructional methods, cycles, and schedules; program structure and organization; project staff; family participation; curriculum development and materials utilization; recruitment and retention strategies; participant characteristics and program benefits as reported by staff and participants. This study describes the FEL projects developed to meet the new federal policy of helping adults acquire English literacy skills through the family unit. Project data were collected by developing and administering a questionnaire to project directors either through a direct field test, by mail, or through site visits. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (VWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlantic Resources Corp., Reston, VA.