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ERIC Number: ED359823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-10
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Latin American Literacy Partnership Project. Final Formative Evaluation.
Watt, David L. E.
This final evaluation of the 1991-92 program year of the Latin American literacy Project, designed to foster English language literacy in Spanish-speaking families in Canada, is intended as a formative report, American Literacy Project is intended as a formative report, assessing the changes in the students' language proficiency and the progress in the program's design. Standardized tests and questionnaires measured progress in language proficiency, and additional data were collected via observation and unstructured interviews. The following findings are reported: (1) the children's program is successful in its language and educational readiness goals, with the children showing progress in literacy skills and attitudinal changes; (2) the adult program, a combination of traditional and more modern methodologies for teaching English, is functioning at a satisfactory level with students exhibiting a degree of second language growth, but structural and content changes in syllabus design would be beneficial; and (3) the intergenerational component of the project is not being implemented to its fullest. Suggestions are offered for program enhancement. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada