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ERIC Number: ED435847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 403
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Corrections, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana