ERIC Number: ED241703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
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A Follow-up Study of Vocational Education Graduates from the Ohio Central School System during Fiscal Year 1979. Final Report.
Schaeffer, Earl R.; Shannon, Theodore P.
A study was conducted to gather follow-up data on inmates who were graduated from vocational education programs in the Ohio Central School System in 1979. During the study, researchers examined the parole records of 650 inmates who successfully completed and were graduated from vocational programs in seven penal institutions in the school system. Based on usable information that was gathered concerning 589 of the 650 cases, it was determined that 73 percent of the graduates were employed. Seventy percent of those who found employment in their field of training were characterized as maintaining steady employment; only 43 percent of those employed in jobs other than for which they had been prepared in prison managed to maintain any steady pattern of employment. Overall, 75 percent of the graduates achieved final release from parole. Based on these findings, it was concluded that vocational education appears to have a positive effect on the employability of paroled inmates. In addition, vocational graduates seem to demonstrate a low incidence of returning to prison while on parole. (MN)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Prisoners, Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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