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ERIC Number: EJ971297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0740-2708
Building a Better Life: Implementing a Career and Technical Education Program for Incarcerated Youth
DelliCarpini, Margo
Journal of Correctional Education, v61 n4 p283-295 Dec 2010
This article reports on the development and implementation of a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program in a county jail system in New York State. The program is funded through the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act, which reserves a pocket of funds for individuals in county correctional institutions. This program integrated CTE skills within the existing educational programs and specifically focused on three eight week modules of instruction. This paper reports on the program structure and the positive effect it has had on the program using a number of quantitative measures (measurable gains in terms of attendance, program completion, technology use, increased numbers of students who qualify to take the GED test, and increased passing rates on the GED).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests