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ERIC Number: ED559635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-2375-0782
Teaching College Courses in Selected Correctonal Facilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Barringer-Brown, Charletta Hope
Online Submission, Journal of Education & Social Policy v2 n2 p47-52 Jun 2015
Numerous research studies have focused on recidivism rates ignoring education to inmates as a technique of reducing recidivism. This qualitative study investigates the faculty perception of teaching in selected correctional facilities. A sample of fifty-three faculty members teaching within four selected correctional facilities within a 60 mile radius of the metro Richmond, Virginia area are surveyed on their perception of correctional and prison education. Questionnaires are provided to the faculty for the collection of primary data and the facilitation of an informed analysis on the perspective of the faculty regarding these particular programs in comparison to traditional college programs. Teaching in these correctional facilities brings new challenges to the faculty members, which are also surveyed. Finally, suggestions by the faculty on enhancement of the correctional and prison education programs are considered.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia