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ERIC Number: ED138681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Program for Adolescents (Male and Female) in Corrective Institutions- Rikers Island.
Griggs, Shirley A.
This project funded under Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I, was designed to improve the mathematics skills of 328 males and females serving prison sentences or awaiting trial in the Rikers Island Penitentiary. For the male population exclusively, the project was designed to improve reading skills and English usage and comprehension. The project supplemented the regular instructional program in mathematics and reading by providing remediation and tutoring in these areas. The project established a mathematics laboratory in the women's prison, and a reading laboratory, three classes in English as a second language, a cloth cutting and spreading class emphasizing the application of reading and mathematics skills in a vocational area, and an educational guidance program in the men's prison. The inmates ranged in age from 16 to 21 years. Two of the evaluation objectives were achieved at a significant level: that is, as a result of participation in the reading and mathematics components of the program, the reading and mathematics grades of students showed a significant difference between the real post test score and the anticipated post test score. The evaluation objective dealing with improving the language facility of students who participated in the English as a second language component of the program was achieved by 64% of the participants, who either improved or received the highest possible rating in the area of English speaking ability. Eighty-five percent of the participants achieved success in the area of English comprehension. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I