ERIC Number: ED391038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-4
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Style, Brain Modality, and Teaching Preferences of Incarcerated Females at the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center.
Croker, Robert E.; And Others
A study identified the learning style preferences and brain hemisphericity of female inmates at the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center in Pocatello, Idaho. It also identified teaching methodologies to which inmates were exposed while in a learning environment as well as preferred teaching methods. Data were gathered by the Learning Type Measure to determine preferred learning style, the Hemispheric Mode Indicator to determine brain hemisphericity, and the Q-Sort method to identify teaching method preferences. Participants also provided information regarding teaching methods to which they were exposed most during their education. Sixty-three inmates volunteered to participate. Hands-on classes were the obvious preference in teaching methods. The majority of the participants were right brain (56 percent) and were type one and type four learners (64 percent). Implications from these findings were as follows: hands-on type classes should be a point of focus for the institution where the study took place and should become a strong consideration for other similar institutions; kinesthetic/tactile activities should be considered as having great value and be included in curriculum; and much attention should be given to lesson development that is kinesthetic/tactile in nature. (Appendixes include methodology task list, demographic information questions, and Q-Sort recording sheet.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pocatello Womens Correctional Center ID
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Denver, CO, December 4, 1995). Research funded by the Idaho Commission on Women's Programs.