ERIC Number: ED376744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Evaluation of the FEL+ Program, Final Report.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.; Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista, CA.
An external evaluation of the Family English Literacy, Plus (FEL+) program of the Sweetwater Union High School District (California) is presented. Program objectives included: (1) development and implementation of curriculum and activities integrating technology-assisted instruction into the existing literacy program; (2) increasing parent/child literacy activities in the home through a "take-home technology" program for families; and (3) assessing, evaluating, and reporting the impact of these measures. The project focused on educationally disadvantaged, limited-English-proficient adults and children, and focused on instruction in English language proficiency, literacy, parenting, and citizenship. After a brief overview of program design and offerings, the report describes the evaluation methods used, challenges encountered in program implementation, and assessment results for each of the three program objectives. It was found that the first and third objectives were achieved completely, and that substantial progress was made toward achieving the second objective. Recommendations for program improvement include: institutionalizing the FEL+ program; maximizing classroom access to computers; and providing more orientation and encouragement for adult participants. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Family English Literacy, Family Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Material Development, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.; Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista, CA.