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ERIC Number: ED352540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Writing/Communications Curriculum for Incarcerated Adults. A 353 Project Final Report.
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29, Mar Lin, PA.
This document reports how a writing/communication curriculum for incarcerated adults was developed in response to an informal survey taken at the Schuylkill County (Pennsylvania) Prison. Findings from students in the 1990-91 adult basic education course indicated that prisoners evidenced low-level writing skills, an apathetic attitude toward the community, and obvious lack of self-esteem. The eight-page report is followed by these appendixes: writing sample evaluation scale, self-evaluation survey, community service survey, student release form, sample recruitment flyer, and selected post-course student comments. Two other publications are included. The first is a collection of writings by prisoners/students. Their life stories appear first. The writings show the inmates' regret for the sorrow their actions have caused loved ones, their despair of ever leading a "normal" life, and desire to prevent other youth from falling into the pitfalls that led them to their present condition: making poor choices, bowing to peer pressure, and rebelling with misplaced youthful spirit. The second publication is the curriculum guide. It provides the following: objectives, a materials list, time requirement, and directions for 30 classes; listening skills worksheets; sample tributes; selected aphorisms; similes and metaphors information sheets; writing sample evaluation scale; self-evaluation scale; community service survey; sample student release form; and sample recruitment flyer. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Creative Works; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29, Mar Lin, PA.