ERIC Number: ED114791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Summary of 50-State Preliminary Survey on Basic Literacy Training, Testing, and School District Organization in State Correctional Systems. Coordination Bulletin No. 21.
American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse for Offender Literacy Programs.
As an initial effort to assess reading in correctional institutions, a questionnaire was sent to some 70 state directors of corrections, both adult and juvenile, by the National Clearinghouse for Offender Literacy Programs which is sponsored by the American Bar Association, the American Correctional Association, and the National Association of Public Continuing and Adult Education. Seventy-four percent of the questionnaires were returned, representing 36 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Some of the findings are that eleven percent of those reporting stated that the institutions in their states are part of a local school district. One hundred percent of the respondents stated that they teach reading in the institutions within their states. Tests are administered by many agencies to varying numbers of inmates. Seventy-five percent of the state respondents indicated that they were interested in receiving help with their reading improvement programs. Types of assistance desired are discussed. A list of responding states and agencies is provided. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse for Offender Literacy Programs.