ERIC Number: ED339777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Unlocking Learning: Chapter 1 in Correctional Facilities. Descriptive Study Findings: National Study of the Chapter 1 Neglected or Delinquent Program.
Tashjian, Michael D.; And Others
Part of a 3-year study of the Chapter 1 Neglected or Delinquent (Chapter 1 N or D) Program, which provides compensatory education services to youth in state-operated juvenile and adult correctional facilities, this report presents descriptive findings in the following five areas: (1) characteristics of youth; (2) correctional education; (3) Chapter 1 N or D Program operations; (4) characteristics of teachers and instruction; and (5) administration of the Chapter 1 N or D Program. The study gathered information through reviews of extant information and a series of mail surveys and site visits. Findings indicate that most participants are male, black, from urban areas, and unemployed at the time of their commitment; and they averaged one prior commitment. Correctional education at youth facilities was less crowded than at adult facilities, and both levels have pragmatic educational goals. Chapter 1 N or D teachers and regular classroom teachers have similar experience, certification, employment status, and job satisfaction. Teachers select materials on the basis of student achievement, use standardized test scores in instructional decision making, and provide immediate feedback on student performance. Administration of these programs is complicated by the number and diversity of kinds of agencies involved, and the small amount of time devoted to administration. Included are 63 tables. Appended are procedures for portions of the study, results of the factor analysis of student attitude scales, and survey questionnaires. (JB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Compensatory Education, Correctional Education, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Individual Characteristics, Individualized Instruction, Institutionalized Persons, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
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