Evaluation of Family Literacy
Funded through the Early Childhood Framework
Each individual component of the Early Childhood Development Action
Plan had an evaluation section. As well, early on in the implementation
of the plan, the Departments of Education, Culture and Employment and
Health and Social Services hired Sharon Hume & Associates from Victoria,
B.C., to develop and conduct an overall evaluation of the project.
Hume & Associates built on the individual component evaluations
by gathering and adding more in-depth information. They selected a number
of communities that were involved in several components of the initiative,
where they could interview people involved in the various projects.
They developed interview protocols for individuals and groups involved
in delivering programs, and for people who took part in the programs.
For the family literacy component, they interviewed people who participated
in the family literacy training institutes, who ran family literacy
programs in their communities, and/or who distributed family learning
kits. They also interviewed people who attended community family literacy
programs, and families who received backpacks. In addition, members
of the evaluation team attended the evaluation meetings that the NWT
Literacy Council held in Years 1 and 2.
NWT Literacy Council Evaluation Activities
As part of its own ongoing monitoring and evaluation, the NWT Literacy
- Had people at the family literacy training institutes provide written
feedback each day, and then at the end of the training.