ERIC Number: ED395177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Model Self-Improvement Program for Inmates (SIPI). Final Report.
Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mount Pleasant.
The Model Self-Improvement Program for Inmates (SIPI) was a joint effort of Northeast Texas Community College, the Lone Star Steel Company, and the sheriff's department of Morris County, Texas, to provide a model life skills program for incarcerated individuals. A curriculum that included life skills and vocational and academic training was developed with input from Lone Star employees and presented to 22 inmates. The inmates received 4 hours of basic instruction weekly. The life skills portion of the curriculum focused on computers and was based on the HyperGraphics computer-assisted instruction system. Several inmates used a self-paced computer typing program and achieved typing speeds of 20 wpm in less than 5 hours of practice time. Several inmates remained in class throughout the entire 9 months of the program. The biggest loss of students occurred when several students became trustees and were forced to leave the program because of scheduling conflicts. (Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of this document include the following: original and borrowed program forms; curriculum outline and materials; publicity materials and project-related correspondence; project advisory committee meeting agendas and minutes; and sample evaluation data.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Community and Technical Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mount Pleasant.