ERIC Number: ED053332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-7
Reference Count: 0
Education Programs in Penal and Correctional Institutions: A Report by the Subcommittee on Occupational, Adult, and Institutional Education.
Washington State Legislature, Olympia.
Hard data related to recidivist rates in the State of Washington are not available but testimony offered to a legislative subcommittee suggests that they may be as high as 70 percent. Given this almost desperate situation, the Joint Committee on Education decided in 1969 to investigate the education programs operated in the correctional institutions of the State, in order to discern whether or not these programs are adequately serving the needs of social offenders and society in general. Included in this report are 20 major recommendations resulting from that investigation. Aimed at program improvement, these recommendations cover such points as the need for internships and in-service programs for teachers, and waiver of tuition for inmates attending institutions of higher education. Supporting data are appended. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Counseling, Coordination, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Educational Needs, Employment Services, Guidelines, Leisure Time, Program Development, Program Improvement, State Legislation, State Surveys, Teacher Education, Work Experience
Washington Legislature, Joint Committee on Education, Subcommittee on Occupational, Adult, and Institutional Education, Olympia, Washington (no charge on a limited basis)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislature, Olympia.