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ERIC Number: ED264382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Neglected Enterprise: Vocational Education in America's Prisons.
Rowh, Mark
Too often, vocational education in prisons has not been given the necessary political, financial, or administrative support necessary for it to be truly effective. Besides being faced with the problems of inadequate funding and generally inadequate facilities, equipment, and instructor training, prison-based vocational education programs often lack adequate program standards and are not relevant to inmates' job training needs. In areas such as research, evaluation, data collection, and general leadership, corrections-based vocational education functions in a virtual vacuum. Despite these problems, policymakers and the general public are beginning to become aware of the economic and rehabilitative benefits of such programs. Policymakers interested in improving prison-based vocational education in the future should provide funding to improve and increase research and evaluation, develop more community involvement and interagency cooperation at all levels, and foster leadership from professional organizations and Federal and State agencies. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A