ERIC Number: ED072330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
The Experimental Manpower Laboratory for Corrections. Progress Report on Phase III, June through August, 1972.
Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
This progress report summarizes the activities from June to August, 1972, of the Experimental Manpower Laboratory for Corrections at Draper Correctional Center. EMLC studies are designed to determine if behavior modification techniques are feasible and provide viable alternatives to aversive control. In the Token Economy (Ecology) Project, inmates are rewarded for socially acceptable behavior on the institution farm, in the basic education component, and in the experimental cellblock. The Contingency Management study, the basic education component, uses a system of contingency contracting covering units of programmed instruction prescribed for each subject on the basis of his pretest score on the Tests of Adult Basic Education. Baseline data for individuals and the group were collected during this report period. Phase I of Correctional Officer Training was completed; it involved completion of self-instructional booklets. Followup studies for 1969 and 1971 are under way. The Lab is also involved in preparing and disseminating a number of measurement and training instruments and publications and technical consultation, conferences, seminars, workshops and other professional activities. (KM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavioral Science Research, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Delinquent Behavior, Institutional Personnel, Performance Contracts, Positive Reinforcement, Prisoners, Programed Instruction, Recidivism, Research Reports, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Adult Basic Education