ERIC Number: ED032549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Projections for Correctional Programs in Education: Learning a Living.
This study was designed to describe the status of the present educational programs in the correctional institutions of Arizona and to further evaluate the potential of each institution and its inmates for additional offerings which might be possible. Data were obtained from: (1) interviews of inmates, (2) personal records, (3) organizational data sheets, and (4) personal observation. The subjects were from two correctional institutions in Arizona. A review of literature on topics such as: (1) need for education, (2) the average age and length of sentence of inmates appear to provide enough time for the inmate to obtain a considerable amount of education in occupational upgrading, (3) present programs reach only a minority, and (4) teachers and materials are inadequate. Recommendations include: (1) inmate participation needs to be emphasized, (2) counselors need to be included in the educational program, (3) follow-up after release is necessary, and (4) placement services are necessary. (Author/KJ)
Descriptors: Career Development, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Prisoners
Additional copies of this report may be obtained by contacting the Arizona Research Coordinating Unit, 1333 West Camelback, Phoenix, Arizona 85013 (Dr. A. Lee, Director)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Vocational Education, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Dept. of Corrections, Phoenix.