ERIC Number: ED134748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy: Problems and Solutions. A Resource Handbook for Correctional Educators.
Carsetti, Janet K.
This resource handbook addresses the problem of illiteracy in correctional institutions and focuses on practical methods for improving the reading skills of offenders. It defines illiteracy, offers statistics on its incidence in correctional institutions, and lists barriers to overcoming the problem with suggested solutions. An overview of methods and techniques for teaching reading describes the approaches of language experience, individualized reading, programed learning, basal reader, and phonics, and lists strengths and weaknesses of each method. Techniques to motivate reluctant learners and reinforce various reading skills are presented through activities using music, television guides, newspapers, telephone books, and catalogs and through a schoolwide approach. A bibliography for students lists books by grade level under general subject categories of Multi-Ethnic Americans, Black Americans, Sports, Indian Studies, and High Interest Low Vocabulary. Publisher and price information is included. Information regarding selection of diagnostic tests is offered, along with a brief description of appropriate tests for adults. An extensive list (113 pages) of commercially-prepared reading materials provides information about availability, purpose, entry level, readability, target group, format, and cost. Also provided is a directory of volunteer organizations that can be of help in teaching reading in correctional institutions. (NJ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Catalogs, Correctional Education, Directories, Functional Literacy, Illiteracy, Learning Activities, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Tests, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Teaching Guides
READ, Inc., 8605 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Corrections (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education, Washington, DC.; American Correctional Association, College Park, MD.; American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse for Offender Literacy Programs.