ERIC Number: ED096367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Experimental Manpower Laboratory for Corrections: Progress Report on Phase V, March Through June, 1974.
Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Montgomery, AL.
The Experimental Manpower Laboratory for Corrections has conducted continuous experimental studies in offender rehabilitation since the lab was created in 1968. The opportunity to incorporate the findings and products from previous studies by developing a behavioral management model was provided in March 1973, when the lab began its Mount Meigs Project at the Alabama Industrial School at Mount Meigs. Development of the behavioral management model at AIS began in EMLC Phase IV, focusing on fully individualizing the academic program to provide a foundation for the planned student incentive system. Baseline data were collected through all the phases of this individualization.. The incentive system, a token economy, was then introduced in March 1974, to improve the learning rate of AIS students, as assessed by several learning measures. The study is also evaluating the relationship between social reinforcers--the personal interactions occurring during the administration of the token economy--and the more tangible reinforcers that are part of the structure of the token economy. In addition to operating the token economy, the EMLC continued its utilization/dissemination efforts during the reporting period. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Montgomery, AL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama