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Benedick, Amanda Ross; Gagnon, Joseph C.; Murphy, Kristin M. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2023
The present study addresses the complexities of providing education and rehabilitation to incarcerated youth during the COVID-19 crisis. A total of three state-level administrators, one supervisor for juvenile residential services health care, and one medical director of state detention centers from three states completed a survey focusing on the…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education, Rehabilitation
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Pitzel, Allyson; Jolivette, Kristine; Sanders, Sara – Journal of Correctional Education, 2023
Self-determination refers to a person's ability to have control of their life choices, decisions, and interactions with others. Self-determination skills include: 1) decision-making, 2) goal setting, 3) self-awareness, 4) problem-solving, 5) self-advocacy, 6) self-monitoring, and 7) self-efficacy. Researchers suggest that youth with or at-risk for…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Decision Making, Goal Orientation, Self Concept
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Nielsen-Pheiffer, Christiana; Lindstrom, Esther; Fu, Qiong – Journal of Correctional Education, 2023
Research on education for youth served in the juvenile justice (JJ) system is limited. Yet in order to ensure equity for these students, JJ teacher knowledge and use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) must be understood. This study aimed to understand JJ teacher knowledge and use of EBPs within JJ classrooms. Based on 157 JJ teachers' responses to…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Correctional Education, Teachers, Evidence Based Practice
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Vaughn-Somervell, Shelby; Poole, Christine; Gardner, Ryan; Winters, Bradley; Dewey, Susan; Roberts, Susan Lockwood – Journal of Correctional Education, 2023
The pandemic created significant barriers to delivering education services and programs in prison, prompting many correctional administrations to consider the use of tablet-based education. The present study accordingly used a tablet-based survey to explore the tablet-based education experiences among people who are incarcerated. The present study…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Allred, Sarah L.; Boyd, Charles; Perry, Paul – Journal of Correctional Education, 2023
This article presents findings from a participatory evaluation of alumni groups--Think Tanks--affiliated with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Think Tanks are cocurricular settings wherein participants develop and apply skills and capacities valuable within and beyond the context of meetings. Data come from nine focus groups convened in…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Adult Basic Education
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Spina, Francesca – Journal of Correctional Education, 2023
Research indicates that meditation-based programs can be rehabilitative for incarcerated populations. Specifically, these programs can help promote positive well-being, reduce recidivism, and help with relapse. This article reviews the effectiveness of existing research on meditation-based programs in correctional populations. The results of…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Metacognition, Research Reports
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Catherine Ferguson – Journal of Correctional Education, 2023
This autoethnographic work was written after the author had heard that teaching in the prison environment was challenging and difficult. Although she had previously worked in that environment for five years, she had not read the literature about being a prison educator and the comments made about prison being a difficult place to work were quite…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Nora Maetzener; Jill Weinberg; Hilary Binda – Journal of Correctional Education, 2023
This article examines how a structural pedagogical innovation facilitates classroom discussion around topics such as social justice and equality. The authors examine one innovation called the Inside-Out model, a program where incarcerated and nonincarcerated college students take courses together inside prison. Because the program's aim is to…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Social Justice, College Students, Educational Cooperation
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Michael Krezmien; Ally Hunter; Heather Griller Clark; Sarup R. Mathur; Annee Grayson – Journal of Correctional Education, 2023
Youth in juvenile justice (JJ) facilities lack access and exposure to high-quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instruction, career exploration, and employment opportunities. Research on STEM knowledge and career interest of JJ involved youth is virtually non-nonexistent. The purpose of this study was to ascertain how JJ…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Youth, Juvenile Justice, Student Interests
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Helland, Wenche A.; Jones, Lise Øen; Hallaråker, Helene; Høyåsen, Martine; Morken, Frøydis – Journal of Correctional Education, 2022
Oral language skills are essential for developing good interpersonal relationships, for emotional and behavioral function as well as for academic and vocational success. Language problems can have serious, adverse consequences, and individuals coming into conflict with the law often have a history of undiagnosed language problems and poor academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Language Skills, Pragmatics
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Kashuba, Julia A.; Masterson, Tracy L. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2022
It is estimated that 70% of incarcerated youth struggle with mental health challenges (Karger & Currie-Rubin, 2013) in addition to other academic impairments which, in turn, substantially increases their likelihood to reoffend postrelease (Yampolskaya & Chuang, 2012). Consequently, these youth would likely benefit from therapeutic…
Descriptors: Therapy, Writing (Composition), Juvenile Justice, Youth
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Welch, Aerin M.; Ochoa, Theresa A.; Athans, Chryssa A. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2022
While trends show that overall rates of delinquency among youth have decreased nationwide, the rate of incarcerated girls has decreased at a much slower rate compared to boys. Once incarcerated, the disciplinary patterns found in four juvenile correctional facilities in a midwestern state show that girls are disciplined more often than boys as…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Females
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Salinas, Sarah M.; Mathur, Sarup R. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2022
In this pilot study, the authors asked teachers in a secure juvenile justice (JJ) facility to discuss how they plan instruction. This study aimed to build understanding about the instructional practices of teachers working with students in the JJ setting. The objective was to gain insight into how JJ educators think about instruction, planning,…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Delinquency, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Wells, Timothy; Griller Clark, Heather; Ruiz, Elizabeth; Mathur, Sarup R. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2022
Organizational silos have long existed within juvenile justice, presenting a barrier to the provision of effective services and support for the youth in these settings. The present article documents the formation of a Juvenile Justice Community of Practice to address the division and the subsequent dissemination of a survey to better understand…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Communities of Practice, Organizational Communication, Organizational Culture
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Houchins, David E.; Lambert, Richard; Henrich, Christopher C. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2022
Few juvenile justice group experimental and quasi-experimental literacy-focused studies document fidelity of implementation (FOI). Even fewer of those studies consider the psychometric properties of the FOI instrumentation used. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of a brief FOI instrument used with English language…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Correctional Education, Literacy, Program Implementation
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