ERIC Number: ED154626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Bilingual Program in a Community Correctional Center: Sharing Problems, Ideas, Experiences, and Resource Information.
Pinton, Giorgio A.
The bilingual education of adults in correctional institutions is discussed. The program specifically described is a bilingual/ESL (English as a second language) program for Puerto Rican adults in a Connecticut correctional center. The study has two sections: (1) the Puerto Rican adult in a penal institution; an explanation of his needs and an attempt to decide what curriculum, methods and materials to use and where to find them; and (2) the Puerto Rican adult in a penal institution in Connecticut: an examination of the conflicts and impediments in learning English as a second language. The following topics are discussed within these two main sections: the general education level and some statistics on the Puerto Rican adults in Hartford and Bridgeport; the school district of the Department of Correction; typology of bilingual students; bilingual/bicultural curriculum as therapy; evaluative procedures; obstacles to learning; and Spolsky's educational factors. It is hoped that the program described may be a force of socialization and a means of acculturation for the persons involved. (AMH)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adults, Behavioral Objectives, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Cross Cultural Training, Curriculum, Disadvantaged, Educational Background, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Institutionalized Persons, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Language Programs, Language Skills, Non English Speaking, Prisoners, Program Descriptions, Puerto Ricans, Remedial Programs, Resource Materials, Second Language Learning, Socialization, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut