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ERIC Number: ED329745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Determining the Use of Self-Directed Learning among Adult Male Students at Lake Correctional Institution.
Sua, Dangbe Wuo
Fifty adult male inmates at Lake Correctional Institutional (Florida) were administered Guglielmino's Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale to determine their capability of self-directed or independent learning. The mean score on the scale was 135.1 and the standard deviation was 17.235. The results were compared to Guglielmino's national norm. The population mean from the national norm was 129 with a standard deviation of 18.056. A one-tailed t-test was conducted between the mean score at Lake Correctional Institution and the mean from the national norm. It was found that adult male correctional education students at Lake Correctional Institution possess the ability to be self-directed learners when compared to the 191 people in the national norm who were not correctional education students. It was also found that the propensity for self-directed learning was higher among the 50 correctional educational males than the people in the national norm. It was recommended that learning activities for adult mandatory and regular students be designed to use the principles of self-directed learning and that a follow-up study using a larger sample be conducted for correctional education. The use of the principles of self-directed learning was recommended for future inservice training of teachers in correctional education. (20 references) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Directed Learning Readiness Scale