ERIC Number: ED185234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Breaking Out: Improving Vocational Education in Correctional Institutions. A Project to Design and Develop a Comprehensive Master Plan of Vocational Education in the Correctional Institutions of Missouri. Final Report.
Atteberry, Jim W.; Tacker, Allen B.
This final report of a research project to design and develop a master plan for vocational education in Missouri's correctional institutions is divided into five sections. Section 1 contains a rationale for the project and a summary of the literature regarding the role of vocational education in American penal institutions. A number of problem areas are identified. Section 2 provides a look at the Missouri prison system--its organization, the nature of its inmate population, and an overview of its vocational education program. The section also details the operations of the project. Section 3 discusses in depth the needs for vocational education in the correctional systems. A combination of interviews with prison officials, surveys conducted among prisoners, and citations in the literature are used to outline considerations which must be given to the needs of inmates, the institutions, and society in designing a vocational education system. Section 4 examines the current functioning of the Missouri prison system with regard to vocational education. In section 5 a series of fifty-one recommendations are made covering all aspects of vocational education in Missouri's correctional institutions, most of which could be adapted for use in other states' correctional systems. (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Demography, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Individual Needs, Literature Reviews, Master Plans, Needs Assessment, Prisoners, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Recruitment, Selection, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Practical Arts and Vocational-Technical Education.
Identifiers: Missouri; Parolees