ERIC Number: ED373187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Learning with East Aurora Families. Project Evaluation.
The Learning with East Aurora Families (LEAF) Project was a 1-year family literacy program developed and implemented by Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois. It recruited 51 parents and other significant adults of 4- and 5-year-olds enrolled in at-risk programs. Each of the 4-week sessions were divided into 5 components: adult education, preschool or kindergarten classes, parenting/life skills classes, parent/child and family times, and home visitations. The project provided parents and preschool children participants with 708 hours of classes and other activities. Approximately 75 percent of participants were still attending the LEAF program at its conclusion. Parents who were pre- and posttested on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) showed an average gain of .86 reading level; parents who were pre- and posttested on the English Language Skills Assessment (ELSA) Test gained an average of 1.1 levels. Data for preschoolers showed a 1.288 years gain on the language test. Responses to a parents' questionnaire indicated overall enthusiasm for the parenting and life skills programs. The project provided child care, transportation, and a support system to overcome identified barriers. (Instruments in both English and Spanish are attached. A discussion of data offers the following: summaries of results of pre- and posttests in TABE, ELSA, language test for children, and Gesell for children; instruments with answers; and attendance records.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, High Risk Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Home Instruction, Home Visits, Literacy Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parenting Skills, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois