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ERIC Number: ED441230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 86
Abstractor: N/A
Nevada Even Start Family Literacy Projects, 1998-99. Final Evaluation Report.
Leitner, David
A study reports on the Nevada Even Start Family Literacy Program (NEST), which provides educational opportunities to parents and children as a family unit through core services such as adult, parenting, and early childhood education. Questions asked in the study were who the program serves, what services are received, how funding is allocated, how the program is implemented, and what results come from the program. Subjects included 328 families, comprised of 365 adults and 509 children. Results indicated that families are primarily poor and face multiple social and economic disadvantages. Findings suggest that the program foundation is laid, that important and needed services are being provided, and that the program positively affected participants in early childhood development, adult literacy, and parenting skills. Additional research will more accurately determine the benefits the program has upon families. (Contains 16 notes, and 36 tables and 14 figures.) (EF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.