ERIC Number: ED369906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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Improve Your Future, Deal with Your Present, Understand Your Past: A Rationale and Survival Curriculum for Prisons and Jails.
Rockwell, Phyllis E.
Site visits to three New England prisons were conducted to gather information on the multicultural environments of Hispanic prison inmates and to identify English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teaching materials available for use with Hispanic American inmates. Available materials were located, and the materials' effectiveness was discussed with teachers who either were using or had used the materials with prison inmates. The teachers' comments and information gleaned from prison manuals, literature on criminal behavior and custodial practices, and publications about curriculum development were used in developing an eight-module curriculum of survival ESL for new prison inmates. The curriculum was designed to help Spanish-speaking inmates develop English skills needed for social use, communication with prison staff and attorneys, and expression of their needs and expectations while simultaneously providing inmates with information that would increase their respect for themselves and others and lessen tension among inmates and staff. The eight modules focused on the following: survival English in rehabilitation and detention, promises, patience, reliability, positive attitudes, budgeting, respect for self and others, forgiving, and responsibility for one's own actions. (This thesis includes the course outline and abbreviated versions of the eight learning modules.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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