ERIC Number: ED130055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
What Works! A Look at Effective Correctional Education and Training Experiences.
McCollum, Sylvia G.
Remarks by the education administrator of the U. S. Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons discussing recidivism in relationship to various program elements: Relevancy of educational programs, participation rates, state administrative structures, inmate characteristics (educational level, skills, intelligence, age), and federal resources. Data is included on inmate course completions at five educational levels for fiscal years 1970-1975. It is concluded that "what works" is enrollment in relevant courses in which quality instruction is provided and persistence in courses until passing grades are received and established standards of excellence are met. (JT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference (Washington, D. C., September 4, 1976)