ERIC Number: ED226796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-30
Reference Count: 0
Educational Programs Provided for the Florida State Correctional System. Volume I: Findings and Recommendations.
Tebo, Jack; Mabe, Shirley
This report presents findings, implications, and resulting recommendations from a study of the provision of educational programs for and by the Florida State Correctional System. After introductory materials on the state's correctional system and the purposes and methods of the study, the report provides information on: (1) programs offered within and to the correctional system and program enrollments; (2) program administrators in educational and correctional departments; (3) program costs and sources of funding; (4) the adequacy of program facilities; (5) current qualifications for educational staff; (6) procedures used to assess the educational needs of offenders; (7) current resource levels in each educational program; (8) the quality of programs provided for the Dade County Public Safety Correctional System; and (9) the types of training being provided for correctional officers and the fee policies being used. After a discussion of the implications of study findings for the needs of different types of offenders and correctional staff, recommendations are provided covering the curricula to be offered by each department; alternative funding options for enhancing each department's programs; appropriate staffing levels and qualifications for educational staff; criteria for assessing offenders' educational needs; appropriate resource levels; and funding sources. The report includes data tables on enrollments, costs, and staffing; and definitions of terms. (HB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Cooperative Programs, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Counselors, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Financial Support, Needs Assessment, Prisoners, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Qualifications, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Correctional Officers; Florida
Note: For related documents, see JC 830 100-101.