ERIC Number: ED367855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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Emerging Partnerships: Safer Communities, Transformed Offenders, Shared Educational Resources.
Brockett, E. Anne; Gibbons, Virginia M.
Applying the philosophy that strategic partnerships are the most effective way to share knowledge, skills, and resources, emerging community corrections adult education programs and existing community adult education service providers have begun to forge critical linkages. In Texas, the law now requires assessment of the educational level of all probationers and parolees to be followed by referrals to education programs for those whose literacy level is below the sixth-grade level. The following elements in Henderson's (1990) partnership framework can be applied to the development of cooperative efforts between community corrections adult education programs and traditional adult education programs: mutual benefits, trust, sharing knowledge and unique resources, and linkage-operational guidelines. Successful programs in Texas are as follows: Adult Education Co-ops; programs operated by the Private Industry Council, Job Training Partnership Act, and Council of Governments; community college programs; and independent school district programs. The majority of the programs are being used in rural areas. Rural communities can expand the number of educational services offered to the community by combining resources through cooperative efforts. Sources of volunteers who can be the backbone of an education program are senior citizen organizations, churches, community service groups, and private organizations. Local literacy programs provide one-on-one tutoring by trained volunteers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Educational Cooperation, Literacy Education, Probationary Period, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Legislation, State Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Dallas, TX, November 1993).