ERIC Number: ED109642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum for Improving Communication Skills: A Language Arts Handbook for Use in Corrections. A Monograph Series for Correctional Educators No. 3.
Blake, Howard E.; Sackett, Duane H.
In the first part of this handbook, designed especially for the highly transient student in a county jail or prison, sociological and psychological factors central to education within the prison environment are discussed. Such issues as optimum scheduling of class time, the employment of tutor and peer help, the utility and appropriateness of rewards for participation in the educational program, and the need for basic outlines of objectives for both teacher and student are also considered. Data, which is included in this handbook, indicates improvement in the self-concept and attitudes of students in the experimental group originally exposed to this curriculum. The second half of the book offers enrichment activities in the communication skills which are designed to revolve around student participation and discussion. Emphasis is placed on the student's oral language as the basis for reading, and each activity is designed to insure success for the learner. Activities are structured to increase the student's awareness and positive acceptance of self. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse for Offender Literacy Programs.