ERIC Number: ED087878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Report and Evaluation of a Training Program for Correctional Officer Trainees.
Yarbrough, Roy D.; Blostein, Stanley H.
The students taking part in the training workshop (arranged by the Kentucky Public Service Careers Program and the Kentucky Department of Corrections) came from a variety of backgrounds and were all educationally and socially disadvantaged, but were intelligent and rated high in self-knowledge, social awareness and knowledge of human behavior. Discussion centered around the role and functions of the correctional officer, the history and development of the criminal justice system, understanding human behavior, and racism. Teaching methods were directed toward experiential learning and dealing with problem situations. The workshop organizers were impressed by the readiness of the participants to become involved in group discussions and to read and think critically about the materials provided, in contradiction to the assumptions commonly held about educationally disadvantaged individuals. Conclusions, assumptions and recommendations are made on the basis of the experiences gained by the organizers and participants in the workshop. Appendixes include the proposal, course outline, budget estimate, use of resource people, booklist, and workshop program. (SA)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Public Service Careers Program.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Social Professions.; Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington.