ERIC Number: ED423722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Regular Even Start Project. Independent Evaluation Report, 1994-1995.
The report presents an evaluation of the Ysleta Independent School District (Texas) state-funded Even Start Project, a comprehensive family literacy program consisting of adult education (basic skills, English as a second language, citizenship, transition to college), intergenerational literacy classes with preschool children, early childhood education through home visits, parenting classes, and infant and toddler care for participating families. The project is implemented at a government housing complex. The evaluation uses data collected through ethnographic methods (parent and staff interviews, site visits, participant observations, non-participant observations, journals) and conventional quantitative administrative data to investigate attainment of five specific program objectives from the perspectives of participant families, staff, and the community. Appended materials include interview questions (Spanish and English) and guidelines, a copy of the recruitment flyer, forms for recording specific family interest and planning instruction, a calendar, and the author's curriculum vitae. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Family Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Infants, Intergenerational Programs, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Parenthood Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Toddlers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, TX.