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ERIC Number: ED252136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Instructional Delivery in a Prison Education Program.
Travaglini, Joseph
A prison education program that provides inmates the opportunity to complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree at Central Michigan University is described. Since 1976, more than 100 incarcerated students have enrolled, and nearly 40 have graduated with a bachelor of science degree. Students may major in either management and supervision, or community service. The prison education program provides the upper-divisional requirements for a degree; a community college has been offering an on-site associate degree program. Students fulfill at least the 30 credit "residency" through university classes taken at the reformatory or by independent study. In addition to six courses taught at the prison by university faculty members, programmed self-instructional packages are available. Many of the packages involve use of audiocassette taped lectures. The subject matter specialist, usually an instructor on campus who teaches the course, is available by telephone for assistance. Eight years of experience with the program has demonstrated that classroom instruction is most preferred and successful in terms of student completion. Information is included on: conditions affecting program operations, credit for experiential learning, academic advisement, library services, and employment assistance. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Central Michigan University