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Murphy, Kristin M. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2018
There is a lack of research that enables a firsthand understanding of how teachers in juvenile corrections schools understand and emotionally respond to their experiences at work. As a result, little is known about how to support and improve their teaching experiences, which ultimately impacts teacher recruitment, retention, and effectiveness in…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Juvenile Justice, Teacher Attitudes, Institutionalized Persons
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Robinson, Shawn Anthony – Journal of Correctional Education, 2018
Prisons across the United States of America are faced with finding ways to reduce illiteracy rates across adult education. One strategy is to offer reading programs that are based on the science of reading. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine if adults in treatment groups across five midwestern correctional institutions who received a…
Descriptors: Adults, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Illiteracy
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Duke, Brady – Journal of Correctional Education, 2018
The relationship between correctional education/vocational training programs and recidivism rates has been a widely researched topic; however, a study examining the relationship between educational attainment rates of inmates prior to incarceration and recidivism rates has yet to be conducted. A meta-analysis of five studies, which examine either…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Recidivism, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons
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Cockell, Charles S.; Gutierrez Fosado, Yair Augusto; Hitchen, James; Landenmark, Hanna; Perera, Liam; Vissers, Teun – Journal of Correctional Education, 2018
The field of astrobiology is concerned with the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the Universe. It contains within it civilization-level questions such as: What is the future of humanity on Earth and can we successfully explore and settle other planets? As such, it offers an educational framework for both teaching basic science and…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Science Education, Astronomy, Biology
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Kamrath, Barry; Gregg, Julia – Journal of Correctional Education, 2018
Despite less than optimal conditions, correctional classrooms provide a unique opportunity to make an impact on a student population often overlooked and avoided. Although there is a great demand for prison educators, attracting and retaining qualified teachers remains a constant challenge for prison school administrators. This mixed-methods study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Correctional Education, Faculty Mobility, Decision Making
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House, Lexy; Toste, Jessica R.; Austin, Christy R. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2018
Students with disabilities represent a large proportion of the population of juveniles serving sentences in correctional facilities. Transition planning is often neglected during incarceration, which is particularly concerning as youth with disabilities are at increased risk of recidivism. As such, the current systematic review proposes to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Planning
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Blaik Hourani, Rida; Litz, David – Journal of Correctional Education, 2018
Policies, besides school leaders and managers, shape the operations of educational institutions, identify systemic connectivity and integrity, and clarify processes for equitable and inclusive practices. The Abu Dhabi Educational Care Center provides scholastic services for juveniles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This exploratory case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Juvenile Justice, Educational Policy, Correctional Education
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Reed, Deborah K.; Miller, Nicole; Novosel, Leslie C. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2017
Both literacy and career technical education are believed to be linked to better outcomes for juvenile offenders transitioning back to their communities after release. Therefore, this study employed a single group, pretest-posttest design to investigate the extent to which 13 juvenile offenders improved their understanding and completion of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Career Development, Accuracy, Correctional Institutions
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Halimi, Myriam; Brosens, Dorien; De Donder, Liesbeth; Engels, Nadine – Journal of Correctional Education, 2017
This study focuses on prisoners' motivation for participation in educational programs within a remand prison in Flanders (Belgium), using a standardized questionnaire (N = 486). Descriptive, bivariate, and logistic regression analyses are used to map differences in educational motives. The results show that 29% of the respondents participated in…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Power, Jenelle; Nolan, Amanda – Journal of Correctional Education, 2017
The relationship between community employment and decreased likelihood of reoffending has been widely supported. Much remains to be known, however, about the specific aspects of community employment that promote offenders' successful reintegration into the community post-incarceration. In the present study, we used qualitative inquiry to explore…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Reentry Workers, Criminals, Semi Structured Interviews
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Scott, DeWitt – Journal of Correctional Education, 2017
Explosions in America's incarceration rates have sparked critical examinations of root causes of entry into the criminal justice system. Researchers have predominantly focused on what is known as the school-to-prison pipeline. Solutions have centered on revising school policies and practices targeting certain students for disciplinary sanctions…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Access to Education, Correctional Education
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Derzis, Nicholas C.; Meyer, Jill; Curtis, Rebecca S.; Shippen, Margaret E. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2017
Individuals with barriers to employment such as people with disabilities or people who transition from prison to the community face different challenges in navigating the world of work. Participants in this study were incarcerated males (n = 87) who completed the Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI) and the Self-Directed Search (SDS), in addition to…
Descriptors: Males, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Vocational Interests
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Kimball, Kathleen A.; Jolivette, Kristine; Sprague, Jeffrey R. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2017
While facility-wide positive behavioral supports and interventions (FW-PBIS) has begun to be implemented within secure juvenile care settings, in a 24/7 model, there is a need to gather the perspectives of agency-stakeholders to better understand the feasibility and sustainability of FW-PBIS within these settings. To date, only two studies have…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Juvenile Justice, Correctional Institutions, State Programs
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Muth, Bill – Journal of Correctional Education, 2017
This study examines an assessment strategy used with incarcerated literacy learners. The strategy employed a traditional set of reading tests as well as open-ended interviews. Two stances--increasingly reconciled in the reading community--framed this assessment: (a) a post-positivist stance that promotes a normed, component-level assessment of…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Literacy Education
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Muth, Bill; Sturtevant, Elizabeth; Pannozzo, Gina – Journal of Correctional Education, 2017
This is Part II of a two-part report on an assessment strategy used with incarcerated literacy learners. As described in Part I, the strategy employed a traditional set of reading tests as well as open-ended interviews. Two stances--increasingly reconciled in the reading community--framed this assessment: (a) a post-positivist stance that promotes…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Literacy Education
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