ERIC Number: ED415399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Correctional Education in Virginia. A Review of Education Programs for Incarcerated Individuals.
Virginia State Council on Vocational Education, Richmond.
The Virginia Department of Correctional Education (DCE) offers programs in basic skills, academic, vocational, special education, and social skills. Postsecondary courses are also offered by community colleges and other postsecondary institutions. The DCE currently operates education programs and related services in 20 major adult education facilities, 7 youth learning centers, and 19 correctional field units. Technical assistance is also provided to jails throughout the state. Enrollment figures vary because of new admissions and releases on a daily basis; on a yearly average, the DCE served 4,563 adult and 649 youth students in fiscal year 1990-91. Adult academic programs emphasize helping students to become self-directed and responsible learners. Components include Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED), and Literacy Incentive Program (LIP), as well as college courses. Youth academic programs offer both alternative education and public school credit curricula as well as special education. Some correctional youth learning centers are part of tech-prep programs with community colleges. A broad range of vocational programs are offered for both incarcerated adults and youth. The correctional education programs are funded by the Virginia General Assembly, federal funds through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990, and Special Revenue funds. (Four appendixes to this report include information on DCE program offerings by institution; program enrollment; vocational programs; and program completions. Contains 11 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council on Vocational Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia