ERIC Number: ED233218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education in Correctional Institutions in Ohio.
Woodin, Ralph J.
This study of vocational education in Ohio correctional institutions seeks to determine the progress that has been made in the past decade, identify conditions that affect future directions for this educational effort, and make recommendations for further development of the program. The study examines vocational education for juvenile correctional institutions in Ohio to observe programs, facilities, teachers, and students. During these visits, structured interviews were held with at least two teachers, a principal, and the general superintendent. In addition, information was collected from personnel in the State Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Youth Services, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and some faculty members from the College of Vocational-Technical Education at The Ohio State University. The study found that progress has been made in the past decade, but that much more effort is needed. It predicted that vocational education for Ohio offenders may take several new directions during the next 5 years because of changes in ways of dealing with offenders during a period of limited financial resources. The best solution seems to be in a strategy that calls for the use of vocational education where it can be most effective--especially in juvenile crime prevention. Although a good start has been made, progress needed is shown by these statistics: adult male offenders have 51 teachers for 17,065 incarcerated; adult females have eight teachers for 979 incarcerated; and juveniles have 15 teachers for 1,823 incarcerated. Specific recommendations were made to state agencies and to administrators and teachers at correctional facilities. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Correctional Education, Criminals, Curriculum, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Inservice Teacher Education, Institutionalized Persons, Prisoners, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Columbus.
Note: Digest of an earlier study by the same author.