ERIC Number: ED436109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The New York City Adult Literacy Initiative. Final Report 1997-98.
Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
This report provides demographic data on students attending New York City Adult Literacy Initiative (NYCALI) programs. It specifies the number of students served by each literacy provider agency (LPA) and the types of classes they attend. It includes data on total instructional hours offered, total hours of student attendance, enrollment figures by level within each type of instruction, test score gains, funding, and costs. The report is derived from data collected through the Adult Literacy Information and Evaluation System and qualitative and quantitative information included in final reports submitted by each LPA to the New York City Mayor's Office of Adult Literacy and the New York State Department of Education. After an introduction, Section 1 describes the NYCALI, examining student ethnicity, gender, age, and employment status; instructional offerings and enrollment; instructional hours and contact hours; and funding. Section 2 discusses teaching toward the 21st century, examining how NYCALI programs respond to change; professional development in NYCALI; the incorporation of technology; student population shifts and program responses; retention; and learning standards and assessment. Section 3 discusses learner gains and achievements, examining program outcomes; academic achievements; employment outcomes; family literacy; and civic and community participation. Section 4 examines the future of NYCALI programs. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Citizen Participation, Demography, Diversity (Student), Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Employment Patterns, English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends, Family Literacy, Financial Support, Literacy Education, Professional Development, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation
Literacy Assistance Center, Inc., 84 William Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10038.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Office of the Mayor, NY.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.