ERIC Number: ED032411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Program of Vocational Rehabilitation for Young Adult Offenders.
Pennsylvania State Correctional Inst., Camp Hill.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Justice, Harrisburg. Bureau of Correction.
Full development of the educational, occupational, and attitudinal abilities of young delinquents admitted to the Camp Hill State Correctional Institute was the object of this Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I Program. Young adults 15-21 years committed to Camp Hill average 6.1 on the standard educational battery test and their outside scholastic record as to final school grade averages 6.17. The program added supplemental training and educational experience to all traditional routines, and developed new courses such as Industrial Electronics, Automotive Diagnostics, Office Practice, Television Repair, Trade Drafting, Photographic Techniques, and a program of vocational guidance counseling. Students with reading and arithmetical deficiencies received special instruction. Of the more than 400 participants, only 38 were dropouts from the program. During 4 years of program operation, almost 800 inmates have earned their high school diplomas with a similiar number acquiring certificates ranging from 8th through the 11th grade. Also, college credit courses conducted by college faculty were initiated. (CH)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Bibliographies, Career Guidance, College Credits, Correctional Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutionalized Persons, Job Placement, Males, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Records (Forms), Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Young Adults
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Correctional Inst., Camp Hill.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Justice, Harrisburg. Bureau of Correction.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I