ERIC Number: ED270573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
"Call for Papers." International Correctional Education Conference (40th, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-17, 1985).
Littlefield, John F., Ed.
These proceedings contain four papers. In "Identifying Learning Disabilities in Correctional Facilities," Ronald E. Fritsch and Donna D. Tynan discuss two types of learning disabilities that may affect incarcerated youth: developmental (problems in attention, memory, perception, thinking, and oral language) and academic (problems in reading, handwriting, spelling, written expression, and arithmetic). The second paper, by Mark Hamm, is entitled "The Human Potential Seminar: A Strategy for Teaching Social Adaptive Behavior in a Correctional Classroom." Hamm describes the use of a pretest-posttest control group design and experimental manipulation consisting of structured group exercises to increase self-affirmation, self-motivation, self-determination, and empathetic regard for others. The use of this social learning procedure resulted in favorable changes in self-concept and strengthening the bond between the delinquent and society. Thelma Yarborough discusses "Project New Start: The Community Approach to Literacy Training of Inmates." This District of Columbia Department of Corrections project provided remedial instruction, literacy training, and general educational development preparation for inmates. In "Innovation in Group Work Practice: A Running-Therapy Model," Sallie E. Gratch and Kathryn D. Rindskopf highlight the rationales for using running as a treatment for moderately depressed adults and for choosing the group method. (SK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Correctional Education Association.
Note: Printed on colored paper.