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ERIC Number: ED203032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Quality Vocational Education in State Prisons. Executive Summary. Final Report.
Rice, Eric; And Others
A study explored the relationship of program components and variables within successful correctional vocational education programs in adult state prisons, and the outcomes of those programs, leading to in-depth descriptions of exemplary programs in the full document on this project (see note). Program success was determined by the following data: post-release employment of at least 60 percent; recidivism rates of less than 30 percent for all program participants; and a rate of 70 percent or better for in-program success of participants. Information was studied on a qualitative basis, using information collected through a case study approach of successful programs in 10 institutions. Successful programs were found to be characterized by 10 critical components/variables that functioned to overcome problems encountered in many vocational programs in corrections: administration, coordination and cooperation, curriculum and instruction, facilities/equipment, funding, placement and followup, planning, policy, staffing, and support services. Four ideas were offered for consideration as elements for a federal policy on correctional education: (1) specification of communication and development of inter-agency agreements between correctional vocational programs and other agencies; (2) funding provisions to provide seed and initial monies to initiate innovative vocational education programs in corrections; (3) encouragement of development of comprehensive educational programs providing an entire range of necessary services; and (4) provisions for a research component. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.; Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Note: For related documents see CE 029 057 and ED 194 808.