ERIC Number: EJ724845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 31
Women in Pennsylvania's Family Literacy Programs: Effects of Participant Characteristics on Extent of Participation
Askov, Eunice N.; Kassab, Cathy; Weirauch, Drucilla
Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educational Planning, v15 n3 p131-149 Fall 2005
Using the database from the Pennsylvania statewide evaluation of family literacy programs, researchers studied types of participation in the adult education component engaged in by various subgroups of clientele. Adult education achievement (as measured by standardized tests) was related to the intensity of participation and less so to duration for certain groups. Women in ESL programs, however, participated more in both duration and intensity to attain high achievement levels. Employment and being a single head of household negatively affected both types of participation. Caucasian women participated more in parenting education and parent-child interaction time. Implications for providers and researchers include tailoring participation strategies to specific subgroups of clientele to increase achievement in adult education.
Descriptors: High Achievement, Researchers, Participant Characteristics, Females, Adult Education, Family Literacy, Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Parent Child Relationship
Commission on Adult Basic Education, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site: http://www.coabe.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania