ERIC Number: ED249362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Correctional Education: Methods and Practices in the Computer Age.
It is suggested that correctional educational programs for adults must be designed in such a manner as to rehabilitate the many who are presently incarcerated and prevent many potential perpetrators from ever engaging in crime. The continually increasing problem of overcrowding in prisons throughout the country has made the need for relevant and effective rehabilitation programs even more critical. During the decade ahead, programs for all adults, prisoners notwithstanding, must be geared toward obtaining an improved set of job skills and, perhaps more important, improved attitudes toward the whole concept of the work ethic. New technologies must be considered, and microcomputers are no exception. Where microcomputers are unavailable, instructors can still teach basic computer literacy concepts. In addition, cooperative private business and educational institutions in many areas are subcontracting with rehabilitation programs to increase first-hand contact with computers. Increased first-hand prisoner contact with microcomputers could also be obtained through some system of sentencing reform in which nonviolent offenders would be given varying amounts of mobility in the community. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Prison Reform
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Louisville, KY, November 6-10, 1984). Document may not reproduce well.