ERIC Number: ED132388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of 1975-76 Vocational and Basic Education Programs in the Eight Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions.
Lewis, James P.; Boyle, Rebecca
In an effort to better achieve the educational program objectives of developing specific salable skills, and developing skills leading to the General Education Development completion, 321 male and 23 female offenders enrolled in adult basic education, general education development, and vocational courses in Pennsylvania's eight State institutions were evaluated concerning their attitudes towards the quality of instruction and educational services offered. (The eight institutions are Camp Hill, Dallas, Graterford, Greensburg, Huntingdon, Muncy, Pittsburgh, and Rockview.) After analyzing data collected from two forms (Educational Evaluation Form and the Training Survey) completed by the subjects, it was generally concluded that the lack of resource materials and some supportive services (i.e. limited library materials and counseling services) is a problem. However, offenders have positive values and attitudes toward the education programs in terms of entering, opportunity, benefits, and self-reliance. The document presents 18 specific conclusions and discusses four institutional recommendations. Twenty-four tables supplement the discussion of the study, and brief descriptions of each institution's educational program are also provided. (WL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Office of Corrections Education.
Note: For a related document see ED 126 300