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ERIC Number: ED437860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-31
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Fannie Mae/El Paso Community College Home-Ownership Literacy Program, January 1, 1999-December 31, 1999. Final Report.
Muro, Andres
This document is the final report describing the experiences, effectiveness, and findings of a home ownership literacy program in El Paso, Texas. It is asserted that such a program was and is necessary because the adult education programs that presently exist typically are not sufficiently addressing the practical, real-life needs of the participants. Many adults lack sufficient knowledge to make informed decisions about home ownership even when these same people have sufficient financial means to be homeowners. To this end, the El Paso Community College Community Education Program (formerly known as the Literacy Center) develops and/or implements instructional materials that relate directly to the interests and lives of the participants. The content of this instruction includes health, transition to college, using libraries, obtaining college financial aid, note-taking, writing resumes, applying for jobs, visiting museums, preventing and dealing with domestic violence, and other subjects that may be relevant to participants' interests. This program specifically sought to address the lack of knowledge of home ownership opportunities and procedures while participants' concurrently learned and/or improved English reading, writing, and speaking communication skills. The goals of the project were to conduct classes at 12 sites consisting of 60 hours of instruction for at least 120 students over the course of 12 months, with an 80% successful completion rate. With due caution, the authors assert that this report relates specifically to the situation in El Paso, and that those wishing to imitate its success should be sure that any instruction is based in the contextual realities of a given community. (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (El Paso)