ERIC Number: ED192038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-16
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Study of Vocational Education Programs in Nine State Correctional Institutions for Women. Final Technical Report.
One America, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report details a study designed to contribute to knowledge about the state of the art of vocational education programs and about the vocational needs and aspirations of adult women offenders. Section 1 is composed of four parts: Executive Summary, Introduction and Purpose of the Study, Historical Perspectives, and Methodology. The discussion in this part covers the approach used to conduct an extensive literature search, develop criteria to identify successful vocational program components, select (nine) institutions for the site survey, develop survey instruments, and collect and analyze data. The first part of section 2 is a comparative analysis of vocational education programs in nine institutions based on eleven pre-determined criteria for success. Part 2 presents results of an assessment of vocational needs and aspirations of 390 incarcerated women based on responses to an instrument covering five categories of questions: personal background, education and training before incarceration, prior employment, experiences while incarcerated, and plans and aspirations after release. Section 3 outlines recommendations concerning philosophy and goals statement, needs assessment, institutional needs, job market/community needs, resource inventory, development of a vocational plan, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Appendixes include a selected bibliography, the two survey instruments, and institutional profiles. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Females, Individual Needs, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Occupational Aspiration, Prisoners, Program Effectiveness, Success, Surveys, Vocational Interests, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: One America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bedford Hills Correctional Facility NY; California Institution for Women; Florida Correctional Institution for Women; Huron Valley Womens Facility MI; Maryland Correctional Institution for Women; Massachusetts Correctional Institution; Minnesota Correctional Institution for Women; Nebraska Center for Women; Purdy Treatment Center for Women WA