ERIC Number: ED234169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-15
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Career Education Delivery System for Correctional Institutions.
Texas State Dept. of Corrections, Huntsville. Windham School District.
The Windham School District sought to determine the extent of career education within the adult corrections field and the adequacy of the program and designed a pilot model of a career education delivery system in a correctional setting. (The Windham School District provides a school program to serve the educational needs of persons incarcerated in the Texas Department of Corrections who are not high school graduates.) A survey of the states assessed the extent, scope, and quality of career education in adult correctional institutions. Inmates were tested to identify student career educational needs. Seminars were the setting for inservice training of the selected staff, and training material was procured and/or developed. It was concluded that very little, if anything, was being done to introduce or implement career education in a correctional setting. It was recommended that the pilot program that was implemented at two sites be expanded and developed within the Windham School District. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately three-fourths of the report, include a proposal for the research project; the Model Delivery System for Career Oriented Education in a Correctional Setting, that covers planning the design, implementation, and evaluation; sample survey forms; and survey results and data.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Corrections, Huntsville. Windham School District.