ERIC Number: ED104364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Narrative Evaluation Report on the Institute for: Educational Media Technology. July 1, 1972 to December 31, 1974.
Gude, Lorenz J.
The Educational Media Technician program at Burlington County College was operated from July 1, 1972 to December 31, 1974 by the Division of Learning Resources under a grant from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Bureau of Libraries. The purpose of the program was to train inmates from nearby Bordentown and Yardville reformatories as library and audiovisual technicians in order to provide them with a viable alternative to the way of life which put them in jail in the past, and improve the 80 percent recidivism rate. Conclusions are that 1) it is advantageous to combine library and audiovisual technology in sub-professional training programs, 2) it is futile to involve corrections-related participants in terminal paraprofessional library/audiovisual training although training them as professionals offers promise, 3) a college based rehabilitation program for corrections-related participants has a reasonable chance of success if it has an open choice of curriculum, adequate financial assistance, and a strong counseling component, preferably by an ex-offender. The bulk of the document consists of an evaluation report by an outside evaluator. A Proposal for the Sale of New Jersey Inmate Works of Art is appended. (KKC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Burlington County Coll., Pemberton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey