ERIC Number: ED025687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
In-Service Training for Probation, Parole and Correctional Personnel.
Brewer, Donald D.; Blair, Carol Ann
A summary profile of employees in the Georgia correctional system revealed an average age of 46, a mean salary of $5,135, relatively brief service (averaging 4.5 years), under half with related work experience, an average of 11 years of school, heavy work loads, limited opportunities for advancement, and heavy concentrations of personnel in metropolitan centers. Current provisions (1966-67) for the training of correctional, probation, and parole personnel were highly inadequate. Accordingly, a systematic plan of education has been proposed for meeting the technical on-the-job training needs of such personnel, and providing them with skills and conceptual knowledge, through training institutes and formal higher education. It is also proposed that the extensive university, governmental, and other training resources of the state be mobilized for the benefit of these persons. Phases of program implementation and coordination are expected to include content and instructional methods development, direct training, employee self-improvement, improved salaries and advancement opportunities, an intern program, research and evaluation, joint planning, and several categories of training project personnel. (The document includes 13 tables and figures, and detailed conclusions and recommendations.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Government.