ERIC Number: ED026850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov-12
Reference Count: 0
The Roles of the Teacher for the Effective Use of Programmed Instruction in a Correctional Setting.
Seay, Donna M.
Not only must a teacher in a correctional setting be aware that typical inmates have been economically deprived, share social and moral values with the lower class, and are educationally deficient, he must also be aware of his many roles. As a friend, he should counsel, listen, accept the student as a person, and help him solve his problems. As a "doctor," he should diagnose and prescribe for the student's learning difficulties, emphasize individual needs, and stress applications and practice specific knowledge. As a manager, he should supervise, motivate, and reward. He should plan and organize group and individual instruction. He can combine group and individual instruction by using programed lectures, films, and games. In the Draper Project, a PerceptoScope (an all-purpose, visual-aid instrument) was used with particular success in a reading program. All teachers involved with correctional education should receive in-service training to teach them techniques in counseling and human relations as well as in job analysis and lesson plans. This in-service training is essential to the growth and development of the teacher and of the offenders whom he will teach. (CG/MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Correctional Education Association Conference (15th, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 12, 1966).