ERIC Number: ED459210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan-30
Survey of State Correctional Education Systems: Analysis of Data from 1992 Field Test.
Kirshstein, Rita; Best, Clayton
This publication represents a basic analysis of state correctional education data collected in 1992. It presents six summary tables that capture key data collected in 1992-1993 for adult and juvenile facilities as well as profiles of the states that responded to the survey. Forty-three states responded to the survey and one was eliminated because of missing data on key variables. Almost all states offer Adult Basic Education and GED preparation courses, and 23 of the 40 states offering such education offer it at every facility. An average of 62% of facilities within states offered high school coursework, with 10 states offering high school coursework in all facilities. An average of 69% of correctional institutions offered some type of vocational education, and vocational education was offered at every facility in 10 states. Only an average of 39% of correctional facilities within each state offered special education, but life and social skills training was offered at an average of 79% of correctional institutions within the states. Most inmates were enrolled in Adult Basic Education or GED instruction. Thirty-nine states responded to the survey about juvenile correctional education, but only 36 states provided a complete set of data. Almost all juvenile facilities offer elementary and secondary academic instruction, GED preparation, special education, and life and social skills training. Vocational education is offered at an average of 86% of juvenile institutions within a particular state. Appendixes contain profiles of education in adult and juvenile facilities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equivalency Tests, Special Education, State Programs, Surveys, Vocational Education
Office of Correctional Education, Office of Vocational & Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., MES 4529, Washington, DC 20202-7242. Tel: 202-205-5621.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Correctional Education.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
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