ERIC Number: ED435847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Project Metamorphosis. Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners.
Atkinson, Rhonda Holt; Cook, Frank J.; Goux, Carol
This curriculum of life skills is designed to reduce recidivism, increase post-release employment and wage rates, and successfully integrate released inmates back into families and communities. It uses a newsletter format, with newsletters arranged into eight volumes. Each volume concerns a unit of related information, including an instructor introduction, minimum number of hours of instructional time, resources, and chart of newsletter contents categorized by academic, workplace, and cognitive development focus. Volume 1 is an introduction to the Metamorphosis program and helps learners think about personal styles, work interests and strengths, and academic abilities and needs. Although the content of the cover articles in volumes 2 and 4 forms an introduction for more in-depth use of a commercial material called Success Is a Thinking Skill, the information in each article is complete enough to stand alone without additional materials. The cover articles in volumes 3, 5, and 7 provide introductions for videos in a relationship series (Keys to Loving Relationships; Homes of Honor Parenting) that focus on interactions at work, with friends and spouses, and in parenting, yet are complete enough for independent use. Cover articles in volumes 6 and 8 provide the basis for real-life applications in getting jobs and managing money. Each volume includes these features for learner use: article(s) that provide introductions to the character traits found in the commercial material called Character First; computer-based assignments in two software programs; reflection questions; cloze exercise(s); and a comprehension exercise for a newsletter article. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Adult Education, Correctional Education, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Money Management, Parenting Skills, Recidivism, State Programs, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Interests, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Corrections, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana