ERIC Number: ED417921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Special Analysis of Migrant Education Even Start Projects (1995-96 Program Year). National Evaluation of the Even Start Family Literacy Program.
Tao, Fumiyo; Khan, Sherry; Arriola, Christine
This report is a descriptive analysis of the migrant education Even Start Literacy Program and of families served in 1995-96. The 9 migrant Even Start projects funded in 1995-96 are described and compared to 563 reporting projects nationwide (out of 576 total). Nine state educational agencies received grants to help parents of currently migratory children become full partners in their children's education, assist these children in reaching their potential as learners, and provide literacy training to parents. Migrant projects averaged 103 enrolled families and 63 participating families, and provided early childhood education, parenting education, adult basic education, GED preparation, and English as a second language. Families averaged 6.2 members, with at least 1 child aged 0-7 (as required); 55 percent of families had annual incomes below $9,000; 71 percent did not speak English at home; and 87 percent of parents lacked a high school diploma or GED. Chapter 1 introduces the migrant Even Start Program. Chapter 2 describes project characteristics: funding, number of families served, rural/urban location, availability of nonproject services, staffing, staff qualifications, inservice training, agency collaboration, needs for support services, barriers to implementation, project needs for technical assistance, recruitment strategies, and content and intensity of services. Chapter 3 describes participant characteristics: family structure, size, ethnicity, economic status, and length of U.S. residence; parents' education, English language proficiency, and employment status; and nonproject services received. Chapter 4 outlines participation rates by parents and children in various services, prevalence of special needs children, retention rates, and parent educational and employment status at year end. Contains 48 data tables. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Fu Associates, Ltd.