ERIC Number: ED406517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Correctional Education Programs for Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Linkages, v3 n2 Fall 1996
This newsletter contains six articles about correctional education for learning-disabled adults. In "Correctional Education: A Worthwhile Investment; An Interview with Steven Steurer," the executive director of the Correctional Education Association (CEA) explains the benefits of correctional education and some of the CEA's efforts to improve the educational services for learning-disabled inmates. "Learning Disabilities and the Correctional System" (Neil Sturomski) emphasizes the importance of diagnosing learning disabilities and accommodating learning-disabled adults in correctional education. "Exit upon Entry" (Barbara McAnelly) describes placement options available to inmates with disabilities. "Success with Special Services in Correctional Settings" (Carrie Swanson) lists some interventions/accommodations that have proved successful for learning-disabled inmates. "The Fortune Society" (Charles W. Washington, Donna James, Jessica Scannell) profiles a nonprofit community-based organization dedicated to helping ex-offenders break the cycle of crime/incarceration, helping young people lead productive lives, and educating the public about prisons and criminal justice issues. "A (H)old Life to a New Life" (Steven J. Garr) is a discussion by an ex-inmate of his learning disability and success on the General Educational Development Tests. Concluding the newsletter is an annotated list of eight organizations concerned with learning disabilities and correctional and literacy education. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Organizations, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Counseling Services, Educational Benefits, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Needs, Learning Disabilities, Newsletters, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Success
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, Washington, DC.