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ERIC Number: EJ1064765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Economics in Detention
Elonge, Michael
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v2 n3 p185-190 Fall 2013
Economics in Detention is a University of Maryland Extension program that teaches inmates essential principles of economics as a foundation to a spectrum of decision making. Also, the program includes an emphasis on starting a small business after incarceration. The idea of this program emanates from an invitation by the Baltimore City Detention Center to design a program that would engage and challenge inmates to learn and apply practical knowledge beyond General Education Development (GEDR). The program incorporates Microsoft Excel with the teaching of basic concepts in economics for inmates to acquire small business decision-making techniques. Evaluation results from the program indicate that business-minded inmates consider the program unique, practicable, and inspirational.
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland