ERIC Number: ED417924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Special Analysis of Tribal 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 tribal Even Start Literacy Program and of families served in 1995-96. Eight of 9 tribal Even Start projects funded in 1995-96 are described and compared to 563 projects reporting nationwide (out of 576 total). Grants were awarded to federally recognized American Indian tribes or tribal organizations to help parents become full partners in their children's education, assist children in reaching their potential as learners, and provide literacy training to parents. Reporting projects averaged 31 families, providing early childhood education, parenting education, adult basic education, GED preparation, and English as a second language. Families averaged 5.l members, with at least 1 eligible child aged 0-7; 58 percent of families had annual incomes below $9,000; and 67 percent of parents lacked a high school diploma or GED. Chapter 1 of this report introduces the tribal 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, and economic status; parents' education 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. Includes 44 data tables. (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Early Childhood Education, Family Characteristics, Family Literacy, Family Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Participant Characteristics, Tribally Controlled Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Fu Associates, Ltd.