ERIC Number: ED256919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Teaching the Hard-to-Reach: Working with Releasees and Probationers. A Handbook for Adult Educators.
Based on a statewide adult education correctional project in Texas, this handbook is designed to assist adult educators in providing continued adult education services to releasees and probationers, including jail populations. The handbook is organized in nine sections. The first section explains the background and purpose of the handbook. It is followed by a glossary, a rationale for teaching releasees and probationers, and a self-examination for potential teachers of adults, including releasees and probationers. Responses to use on a first encounter with a releasee or probationer are listed in the next section, followed by instructional tips. Teaching in halfway houses, restitution centers, and jails is the subject of the seventh section, while recommended adult education curricula for releasees and probationers is discussed in the eighth section. The final section provides rules and regulations for administering high-school equivalency tests in correctional institutions. Appendixes, which make up almost half of the document, include a first-hand account from an ex-prisoner who now works in correctional education, maps of parole regions and probation departments in Texas, and lists of Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles offices and Texas adult probation departments. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Andragogy, Classroom Techniques, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminals, High School Equivalency Programs, Institutionalized Persons, Prisoners, Probationary Period, State Programs, Teaching Methods, Testing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Community Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 6, Huntsville, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas