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ERIC Number: ED097499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 433
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Correctional Vocational Training: The First National Sourcebook.
Ertle, Vicki; And Others
The sourcebook is the result of the first major, nationwide research project designed to produce detailed information on how various inmate training programs are implemented, financed, and operated. Most of the book is devoted to reports on individual training programs operating in correctional institutions, or serving inmate-students in outside training facilities. The 66 program descriptions are organized by type into seven chapters: (1) school and college cooperative programs; (2) business and industry cooperative programs; (3) trade union cooperative programs; (4) professional and paraprofessional programs; (5) programs utilizing new approaches in traditional courses; (6) short term and prevocational programs; (7) programs exemplifying a variety of organizational methods. The selection of programs was not random; the programs selected, however, are not intended by the authors to represent the ideal. Each program selected for description met some of the authors' four criteria of replicability, uniqueness, success, and distribution. The variety ranges from programs termed gargantuan to minicourses; from programs in maximum security prisons to programs that send inmates outside the walls; and from welding courses to commercial diving courses. (AJ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: New England Resource Center for Occupational Education, Newton, MA.; Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.