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Gardner, Susanne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Understanding the elements of educational success for adult English language learners (ELLs) is an important priority for correctional educators, especially today with an increased population of non-English speaking students in correctional schools throughout the country. There is a dearth of information, however, about incarcerated adult ELLs and…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Correctional Education, Success
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Steele, Jennifer L.; Bozick, Robert; Davis, Lois M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
Based on screenings of 1,150 manuscripts, we synthesize evidence from 18 eligible studies of educational interventions implemented within juvenile correctional facilities. The studies include 5 intervention categories: remedial academic instruction, computer-assisted instruction, personalized academic instruction, vocational education, and GED…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, 2016
The California Department of Education (CDE) provides adult literacy services to one-fifth of adults enrolled in the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) program in the United States. The adult education program addresses literacy needs of individuals by providing adults with the skills and knowledge necessary to (a) gain employment or…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Labor Legislation
Baskas, Richard S. – Online Submission, 2015
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…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Educational Attitudes, Vocational Education, Participation
Dunn, Terri Cauley – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this phenomenological research study was to describe how inmate students incarcerated in an Alabama Department of Correctional Services (ADOC) work release facility, and who are enrolled in a prison-based GED program, perceive the role of education in curtailing criminal activity among prisoners who are released back into society.…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Phenomenology, High School Equivalency Programs
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Faltis, Christian – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
This study explores schooling in prison for young Chicano bilingual men as they work toward their GED. Using Gee's notion of "mushfaking," the study focuses on the experiences of two young men, Benny and Flaco, who partially acquire, use, value, and believe in the power of academic register Discourses for "sounding smart" in a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Correctional Institutions, Males, Bilingualism
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Abrams, Laura S.; Franke, Todd M. – Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 2013
In this study, the authors explore correlates of engagement in postsecondary educational programs (including technical/trade schools, 2-year colleges, and 4-year colleges) among young men who served mandatory probation camp sentences as juveniles. A cross-sectional telephone survey was conducted with a sample of 75 men (average age of 20.5) who…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Age, Fathers
Akers, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Correctional education's primary goal is to reduce recidivism and increase employment among ex-offenders. The Bureau of Prison's practical goal in its mandatory GED program is to maximize the number of inmates obtaining the GED in a given time period. The purpose of this research is to model the number of instructional hours an inmate requires to…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, High School Equivalency Programs, Criminals
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Berridge, Gina; Goebel, Vella – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs and perceptions of some of the stakeholders directly involved in a GED® program located in a county jail. The researchers investigated the perspectives of the jail's Chief of Programming, GED® supervisor, teachers, and inmates participating in the program. Although gathering data from the…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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DelliCarpini, Margo – Journal of Correctional Education, 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…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Educational Practices, Vocational Education
Crayton, Anna; Lindahl, Nicole – Prisoner Reentry Institute (NJ1), 2010
By picking up this guide, you have already taken an important step towards continuing your education. Going back to school will require hard work and dedication. The process will be both challenging and frustrating. But if you stick with it, continuing your education can bring you tremendous rewards. Earning a General Education Development…
Descriptors: College Credits, Student Financial Aid, English Instruction, Correctional Institutions