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ERIC Number: ED084559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 277
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A Study of an English Education Curriculum Developed for a County Penal Institution.
Seubert, Hilary Frank
The major purpose of this study was to determine the extent of the progress of county prison students involved in a Curriculum for Improving Communications Skills (CICS) treatment as compared to another group of county inmates not pursuing this type of curriculum. The CICS program used in this research consisted of a series of twenty mini-English/reading lessons especially designed for the experimental group at Delaware County Prison. Additional purposes for this study were to note inmate change of attitude with regard to self-image and education. Two intact groups consisting of sixty subjects were pretested with the Adult Basic Learning Examination and the Semantic Differential instruments. The findings indicated no significant difference at the .05 level between the experimental and control groups. The major conclusion drawn from this study was that the treatment of mini-English/reading lessons did not result in a significant gain for the experimental group. A second conclusion was that no statistically significant changes in attitude with regard to self-image and education occurred in the experimental as compared to the control group. (Author/WR)
University Microfilms, Dissertation Copies, Post Office Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 73-23,358, MFilm $4.00, Xerography $10.00)
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