ERIC Number: ED400376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
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Improving Inmate Knowledge of Training Benefits through the Use of an Orientation Module.
Hammontree, Suzanne L.
A learning module was designed to provide orientation information to new inmate workers employed in one of the nonprofit prison industries that are part of Florida's PRIDE program. The orientation was intended to inform inmate workers about PRIDE program industries' mission and inmate job benefits. The module was developed on the basis of information gathered through a literature review and interviews with inmate workers already participating in the PRIDE program. The module is a stand-alone, competency-based unit of instruction covering the mission and procedures of PRIDE on-the-job training, certification, assistance, and job placement processes/programs. The 60 inmate workers involved in the field test of the new module and video demonstrated a 43% increase in their knowledge of their company's mission and worker benefits after using the new orientation materials. All six training managers who used the new module agreed that it met their training needs. A handbook to accompany the module and video is now being developed. (Contains 35 references. Appended are the following: annual review form; inmate worker interview form; inmate orientation module; project-related correspondence; inmate interview form; inmate video test; management survey; and copyright permission letter.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Florida