ERIC Number: ED125726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Offender Assistance Programs Operated by Postsecondary Institutions of Education, 1975-76.
Emmert, Ellen B.
In order to determine the numbers and kinds of prisoner education programs offered by postsecondary institutions nationwide, letters were sent to 347 colleges and universities known or believed to be operating such programs. Of these, 99 reported that they had no such program in operation, 237 described their programs, and 11 did not respond. An analysis of the program descriptions indicated that: 63 consisted of one or more academic or vocational courses offered for credit, but leading to no particular degree; 9 consisted of non-credit courses (human development, arts and crafts) only; 15 consisted of vocational or occupational courses only; 13 consisted of TV, video-tape, or electrowriter courses only; 7 consisted of GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), or high school equivalency courses only; 7 consisted of correspondence, extension, or independent study only; 13 consisted of study-release courses only; and 80 were multi-component programs incorporating at least two of the above elements. Two programs trained inmates as teachers or tutors for their fellow students and four used student interns or volunteers to provide educational opportunities to offenders. This report contains a brief history of prison education programs, a description of the methodology used in previous surveys and in this survey, and the descriptions and a directory of the programs identified. (DC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Correctional Education, Directories, Educational Television, General Education, National Surveys, Noncredit Courses, Postsecondary Education, Prisoners, Program Descriptions, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
AACJC Publications, P. O. Box 298, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.