ERIC Number: ED369512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Even Start Family Literacy Program Evaluation, Oklahoma City Public Schools, 1992-93.
Richardson, Donna Castle; And Others
This report describes an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Oklahoma City Public Schools' Even Start Family Literacy Project (ESFLP). The ESFLP sought to: (1) improve parents' basic literacy and employment skills; (2) enable parents to take a teaching-guiding role with their children; (3) encourage parents to become true partners with schools in their children's education; (4) enhance parental skills so that parents can help their children learn when school is not in session; (5) provide an effective early childhood program that fosters a delight in learning and a positive self-image; and (6) provide referrals to community and city agencies for a variety of services. The evaluation procedure used parent and student interviews, questionnaires, and various objective measures of program outcomes. The basic characteristics of the population served are examined, and the effects of the ESFLP on parents' views of themselves as learners and parents are discussed. The report also explains how the early childhood education component affected the children in the program. The report notes that, overall, the ESFLP had a very positive effect on the parents and children who participated in it. (MDM)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parenting Skills, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Esteem, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma City Univ., OK.