ERIC Number: ED310268
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Publication Date: 1989
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Quest for a Career: The Female Inmate. Learner Opportunities, Resources and Recommendations for Vocational Education 567.
Agan, Ray; Costley-Oyervides, Betty R.
Women in prison have needs for career education, although it is often difficult to provide with scarce resources. Teachers of female prisoners saw a need for resources, experiences, and coping skills when asked for a response to female inmates' career education needs. Experiences were the most difficult to manage for teachers in prison schools, since outsiders are reluctant to come into a prison for a typical job fair. Female inmates indicated that they would have no trouble getting jobs, although most expected to get minimum-wage service jobs. One of the most useful sets of career education materials for teachers of women inmates is the Atkins Life Skills Series (1975). This set of materials is a complete classroom approach. Student workbooks, simulation videos, recorded interviews on audiocassettes, and, a 10-lesson format stored in 10 boxes make it a comprehensive, portable career education curriculum. Designed for the underemployed adult and extremely sex fair, the program provides opportunities for self-assessment, job exploration, and skills in job seeking. Using this system, along with more emphasis on personal counseling, could enhance the career education and job possibilities of female prison inmates. (KC)
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