ERIC Number: ED031576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Differences That Make the Difference.
McNickle, Roma K., Ed.
A total of 20 representatives of state and federal agencies, universities, national voluntary associations, and the staff of the Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training participated in a conference to encourage the inclusion of content relating to different cultural groups in the training of persons who work with these groups in the field of corrections. Papers presented in the document were given by individuals who are members of minority groups or have worked closely with them, and were entitled: (1) "Mexican-Americans," (2) "Spanish-Speaking People of the Southwest," (3) "American Indians," (4) "Japanese-Americans," (5) "American Negroes," (6) "Puerto Ricans," and (7) "The Job Corps Experience with Minorities." Recommendations in the summary presentation,"Cultural Differences: Implications for Corrections" include: (1) incorporating content on cultural differences into training programs, (2) using minority group members as instructors, (3) training future workers "in context," (4) matching workers with client groups, (5) locating offices in areas where offenders live, and (6) employing ex-offenders as workers. A summary of this report is available as VT 008 849. (JK)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Criminals, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Indigenous Personnel, Minority Groups, Rehabilitation, Seminars, Speeches
Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, 1522 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at a seminar on the implications of Cultural Differences for Corrections (Washington, D.C., January 30-31, 1967).