ERIC Number: ED279863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Improving Vocational Programs for Female Inmates: A Comprehensive Approach to Quality Programs.
Norton, Lee; And Others
This publication provides guidelines and support to aid corrections administrators in improving the quality and quantity of vocational education programs offered at their institutions for female inmates. Chapter 1 introduces a comprehensive approach to programs that calls for systematic use of four steps. Chapter 2 describes the four steps: planning, selection, implementation, and evaluation. An action plan is then presented in chapter 3. The action plan is described in terms of its five phases, with a list of activities and supporting narrative in each phase. The five phases are assessment of current status, preparation for program selection, program selection, program implementation, and program assessment. A flowchart is provided. Chapter 4 provides a narrative discussion on key issues from the action plan, clarifying the needs in these areas, providing the current status and practice in the field, and offering some working guidelines for dealing with these needs and problems. Four appendixes contain a listing of names and addresses of all federal and state prisons for women, a description of the National Center for Innovation in Corrections at George Washington University, a listing of resource organizations, and seven case studies on corrections institutions for women in six states. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.