ERIC Number: ED306364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Programming for Mentally Retarded and Learning Disabled Inmates: A Guide for Correctional Administrators.
Coffey, Osa D.; And Others
This resource manual is intended to assist correctional agencies in developing or upgrading educational and support services for adult inmates with retardation or learning disabilities. Following an introductory section, section 2 summarizes definitions and symptoms of mental retardation and learning disabilities, identifies their incidence among inmates, and focuses on programming needs. Section 3 analyzes provisions for inmate claims to special education, from a legal perspective. Section 4 reviews processes of establishing a special education program in an adult correctional facility. Section 5 describes five different programs that currently serve offenders with mental retardation. The focus of Section 6 is on the nature and level of standards that may be used to develop, implement, and supervise special educational programming for the learning disabled. Section 7 presents model standards for the overall education, treatment, and care of mentally retarded inmates according to six main objectives. Section 8 outlines 10 model policies of special education programs in corrections. Section 9 is a resource guide listing clearinghouses and information centers, national associations and organizations, and state and state-affiliated agencies. Section 10 is a federal funding guide. Other contents include abstracts of key relevant literature, a glossary, a 46-item bibliography, and appendices containing sample forms, court case citations, and information about the study from which this report was compiled. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Models, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Implementation, Special Education, Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Corrections (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Economic and Policy Studies, Inc., Alexandria, VA.