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ERIC Number: ED086768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 191
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Resocialization: An American Experiment.
Kennedy, Daniel B.; Kerber, August
Compensatory education, criminal rehabilitation and training the hard-core unemployed are all forms of resocialization. Resocialization programs operate on the assumption that values, attitudes, and ability can be permanently altered as a result of outside intervention. The importance of resocialization is evidenced by the vast amounts of money and time being expended. The magnitude of such efforts calls for continuous research in the theory, practice and efficacy of resocialization. In this book we investigate resocialization in three institutional areas: education, criminolegal systems, and industry. The theories, processes, and efficacy of compensatory education, criminal rehabilitation, and training for the hard-core unemployed are investigated in a descriptive/analytic fashion. An attempt is made to answer such nonhypothesized questions as: What is socialization? Who decides that socialization has "failed"? What is resocialization? On what theories of etiology and treatment does resocialization operate? Are we effectively resocializing? Is resocialization a true goal of our society? Chapter I describes the dynamics of the process of socialization. Chapter II is concerned with reactions of the dominant society to those it considers poorly socialized. The definition, nature, and processes of resocialization are considered in Chapter III. The remainder of the book is more directly concerned with specific forms of resocialization. There is a chapter on counseling and psychotherapy, which, in effect, are forms of resocialization. (Author/JM)
Behavioral Publications, 2852 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10025 ($10.95)
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