ERIC Number: ED393980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Offender Corrections Study.
Michigan State Council on Vocational Education, Lansing.
The vocational education programs offered in Michigan's juvenile corrections institutions were reviewed. Information was collected from the following sources: review of student outcomes; student and teacher surveys; and team reviews and surveys of students at two residential training schools for juveniles (Maxley and Adrian training schools); site visits to nine community and residential centers; and survey of vocational teachers. The level of vocational education services in Michigan's juvenile correction facilities was found to be far below that in public schools from several standpoints, including program development and adequate space, equipment, and supplies. It was further concluded that, as lengths of stay in residency are increasing, opportunities for full vocational programs for some students are also increasing. Among the recommendations offered for improving vocational education in juvenile corrections institutions were the following: increase funding; give all students extensive assessment-based career guidance; develop partnerships with labor, business, and industry to provide work-based learning, connecting activities, and meaningful school-based learning; teach teamwork and employability skills and work ethics in treatment centers. (Appended are a history of juvenile justice in Michigan and summary of the diagnostic assessment of local components of Michigan's school-to-work initiative. Contains 39 figures/tables and the study questionnaires.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Correctional Education, Criminals, Education Work Relationship, Juvenile Justice, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Public Education, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education, 230 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Council on Vocational Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990