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ERIC Number: ED066577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 135
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Vocational Education in State and Federal Adult Correctional Institutions in the United States.
Neff, Donald Richard
The purpose of this study was to assess vocational education as it exists within correctional institutions and to provide information useful in planning and developing needed educational programs. To collect the necessary data, a questionnaire was distributed to those correctional institutions housing over 100 male inmates and all institutes housing female inmates in the federal and the 50 state correctional systems. Analysis of the data revealed findings which included: (1) Enrollment in vocational education programs was found to be 12,868 trainees which represents only 9.8 percent of the total reported population of 130,806, (2) There were 855 vocational education programs in 185 correctional institutions for an average of 4.6 programs per institution, (3) Job placement services were provided by 52.9 percent of the 185 institutions, (4) Over half of the vocational programs included 1 to 2 hours of related instruction per day, and (5) There was a teacher-trainee ratio of one teacher for every 12.4 trainees. One major conclusion of the study is that very little effort is presently made toward vocational education as a tool in the rehabilitative process. (Author/JS)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University