ERIC Number: ED284982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Colleges with Fences: A Handbook for Improving Corrections Education Programs. Research and Development Series No. 266.
Simms, Brian E.; And Others
This handbook is intended to assist correctional educators in improving postsecondary vocational programs for incarcerated persons. The guide is based on a study of exemplary characteristics and practices of postsecondary vocational programs in minimum-, medium-, and maximum-security correctional institutions. The introductory section includes overviews of vocational education in a correctional setting and the project in which the handbook was developed. A chapter on the conceptual framework of correctional education examines the context for the delivery, the actual delivery, and the evaluation of postsecondary correctional vocational education. Strategies related to the national and state policy, local community, and institutional contexts are discussed in a chapter focusing on the context for delivery. A chapter devoted to delivery explains strategies related to inmate learner characteristics, supportive services, curriculum content, and instructional quality. The fifth chapter deals with strategies related to institution- and community-based evaluation. Appendixes include lists of the following: the correctional departments, facilities, and educational programs contacted during the study; members of the study's technical panel; and exemplary characteristics of postsecondary correctional vocational education programs. An eight-page list of selected readings and a six-page reference list are also included. (MN)
Descriptors: College Programs, Correctional Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. RD266--$8.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.