ERIC Number: ED154159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Assessment for Vocational Program Needs and Development in Illinois Correctional Institutions.
Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Corrections.
This study was conducted to assess vocational program needs and development in Illinois correctional institutions. Specific objectives included the following: (1) to review results of efforts both nationally and in Illinois to meet the vocational needs of adult and juvenile offenders; (2) to conduct a survey of twenty-three correctional institutions offering vocational programs; (3) to follow up a selected sample of ex-offenders to identify their attitudes toward the type of vocational education programs offered; and (4) to provide recommendations for future programs or ancillary service development. The primary data-gathering instrument was a questionnaire, which was sent to residents, vocational instructors, administrative staff, vocational counselors, and correctional counselors at the institutions. In addition, further information was obtained through on-site visitations. The overall conclusion of the report is that a complete vocational process, from intake and diagnosis to placement, follow-up and feedback should be designed and implemented. The questionnaire, analysis of each questionnaire item, and analysis of open-ended questions are appended. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Corrections.
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