ERIC Number: ED175347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Inmate and Ex-Offender Postsecondary Education Programs in California. Summary.
Rose, Clare; Nyre, Glenn F.
Postsecondary education programs available to inmates, wards, and ex-offenders in the State of California are examined in this summary report. Data were collected from five areas: (1) correctional institutions and postsecondary institutions; (2) surveys of inmates, wards, ex-offenders, and employees of correctional institutions and faculty from participating colleges; (3) parolees who participated in a postsecondary education program while incarcerated; (4) case study site visits to prison-based postsecondary programs; and (5) case study site visits to ex-offender programs offered by postsecondary institutions. A brief description of 16 California correctional institutes and their education programs is provided, and programs for ex-offenders at community colleges and state universities are also described. Recommendations are made in the area of program delivery, expansion of postsecondary programs beyond the associate degree level; accessibility of programs; facility and services improvements; increased emphasis on ex-offender programs; and increased resources allocation. (SF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Degrees (Academic), Delivery Systems, Directories, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Prisoners, Program Descriptions, Recidivism, Rehabilitation, Special Programs, State Agencies, State Programs, State Universities, Student Needs, Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Evaluation and Training Institute, 12401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 304, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
Note: Prepared for the California Postsecondary Education Commission