ERIC Number: ED175982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Correctional Education Programs for Inmates. National Evaluation Program Phase I Report. Series A, Number 22.
Bell, Raymond; And Others
According to this report on the results of a 1977 survey of 163 correctional education programs throughout the United States, the general state of education in correctional institutions has improved, but funding is a major problem that is reflected in the quality of administration, lack of resources, and inability to offer meaningful programs on a continuing basis. The conflict between custodial and treatment functions in some institutions is found to have a negative influence on the work of the corrections educator. It is concluded that improvements must be made in the area of program evaluation, that the relationship between work and educational programs needs to be clarified, and that prison administrators must emphasize the importance of education to rehabilitation. Information concerning program funding, administration, resources, materials, program design and evaluation, and relation to work programs is provided, and a bibliography and a chart showing inmate flow through a generalized education program are included. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Correctional Education, Educational Programs, Financial Support, Inservice Education, Instructional Programs, Prisoners, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Rehabilitation Programs, Surveys, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. School of Education.