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ERIC Number: EJ762239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Studies of Correctional Education Programs
Wade, Barbara
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v1 n1 p27-31 Spr 2007
This article critically reviews recent studies of adult basic education (ABE), general education development (GED), vocational, and college education programs in prisons. Thirteen studies were collected from various databases across multiple disciplines to examine the types of program evaluations and statistical analysis techniques researchers used. This review indicates that recidivism, commonly used to evaluate these programs, was not consistently defined, although most educational programs' evaluations showed lower recidivism rates; secondary data were commonly used for analyses; and statistical analyses may not have been accurate. Implications for future research include the use of multiple evaluations to measure program efficacy, and more careful analyses of results.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests