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ERIC Number: ED339775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 106
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Unlocking Learning: Chapter 1 in Correctional Facilities. Final Report: National Study of the Chapter 1 Neglected or Delinquent Program.
LeBlanc, Linda A.; And Others
A 3-year study of the operation of Chapter 1 Neglected or Delinquent (Chapter 1 N or D) Program, which provides compensatory education services to youths in state-operated juvenile and adult correctional facilities, was conducted. The study found that Chapter 1 N or D Program participants had the following characteristics: (1) over half of the youth are high school dropouts; (2) the highest grade completed was 3 years below the typical grade completed by other youth of the same age; (3) participants generally stay in the facility an average of more than 13 months; (4) most do not enroll in school on release or they enroll and soon drop out; and (5) the older the student, the less likely he or she is to enroll and to persist in school. Instruction is commonly done on an individualized diagnostic/prescriptive method with students working on packets of materials or worksheets to meet individually diagnosed deficiencies in basic skills. The most effective Chapter 1 N or D Programs included the following parameters: (1) separate educational administrations; (2) strong communication and administrative leadership at the facility and state levels; (3) creative use of funds; (4) a staff committed to correctional education; and (5) coordination between Chapter 1 and regular academic programs. Chapter 1 services also can include postrelease transitional and prerelease services. The document also provides data on program administration and administrator and educator roles. Included are 14 figures, 9 tables, and an appendix listing effective and common practices. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Research and Training Associates, Inc., Overland Park, KS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Hawkins Stafford Act 1988