ERIC Number: ED226798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-30
Reference Count: 0
Educational Programs Provided for the Florida State Correctional System. Executive Summary.
Tebo, Jack; Mabe, Shirley
In response to legislative mandate, the Florida State Department of Education conducted a study of the educational programs provided for the state correctional system. Using publications and research documents, the study investigated: (1) the academic, vocational, adult, and compensatory education programs offered within and to the correctional system; (2) the numbers of employees administering these programs; (3) costs and funding sources; (4) educational facilities within the correctional institutions; (5) current qualifications for educational staff; (6) the procedures used to assess offenders' educational needs; (7) the current level of non-personnel resources utilized in each educational program; (8) the Dade County Public Safety Correctional System's educational programs; and (9) the training being conducted for correctional officers and the fee policies used. Based on study findings, recommendations were made related to each objective, including suggestions that each department offer functional literacy education, employability training, coping skills and adjustment training, personal enrichment courses, and college courses and degree programs; that alternative funding proposals be considered for enhancing correctional education programs; and that incentives and classification, assignment, and placement procedures be used in assessing inmates' educational needs. This report offers a summary of major findings and recommendations and discusses their implications. (AYC)
Descriptors: Administrators, Cooperative Programs, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Counselors, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Financial Support, Needs Assessment, Prisoners, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Correctional Officers; Florida
Note: For related documents, see JC 830 099-100.