ERIC Number: ED560264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Inmates' Attitudes toward Pre-Release Educational and Vocational Programs
Baskas, Richard S.
Some or all of the pre-release educational and vocational programs that are offered in state and federal prisons are free. Though these inmates are required to participate in these programs before they re-enter society, their attitudes regarding their participation in these programs are mixed. This study reveals literature of what attitudes some inmates may have towards pre-release educational and vocational programs and the manifestations of these attitudes. Review of the literature was conducted through Google Scholar and ERIC and revealed a number of scholarly articles. Inmates share both positive and negative attitudes with regards to pre-release educational and vocational programs in federal and state prison institutions. To a degree prison staff can provide more opportunities to improve inmates' attitudes towards pre-release educational and vocational programs within the combines of the prison environment.
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Educational Attitudes, Vocational Education, Participation, Literature Reviews, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Educational Opportunities, Educational Development, Postsecondary Education, High School Equivalency Programs
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Adult Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests