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ERIC Number: ED029595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 84
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The University and Corrections: Potential for Collaborative Relationships.
Polk, Kenneth
Because of the shortage of professional personnel in the correctional system and because the university is a center for ideas and source of manpower, there is a great need for the university to develop a multidisciplinary curriculum directed toward training professionals to work in the field of corrections. A collaborative relationship between correctional agencies and universities could be furthered if: university faculty recognized the educational and research needs of the correctional system; students engaged in work projects in correctional settings; and correctional personnel were involved in educational and research ventures. Because of its traditional isolation, academic specialization, and dislike of vocationalism, universities have resisted collaborative efforts but the pressure of the public and students for more public service activities could help promote involvement in the correctional field. Although it is not ideal, the organization of schools of social work can provide a basis for developing an appropriate curriculum. Various colleges and universities have initiated work-study programs of potential significance for university-agency collaboration. Special training methods designed for personnel working in anti-poverty programs or with juvenile delinquents also merit special attention. Strategic considerations will determine what model of educational program is adopted. All of the many feasible models incorporate the concept of combining outside work with study. This report is available from the Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, 1522 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, Washington, DC.
Note: A consultant's paper prepared for the Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, Washington, D.C.