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NCJ Number: 127704 Find in a Library
Title: Study in Vocational Program in a Correctional Setting
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:41  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1990)  Pages:168-172
Author(s): D A Rominger
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: To address the need for long-term vocational program planning within a juvenile correctional institution, the Pictorial Interest Exploration Survey (PIES) was used to evaluate the interests of the juveniles to develop a guide for planning appropriate vocational programs.
Abstract: Student demand for vocational programs is usually determined by assessing interests using standardized vocational interest batteries and locally designed student surveys. These standardized tests assume that the juvenile inmates can read them which is an assumption that the vocational staff in a correctional setting cannot always make. The PIES test is visual; the juveniles view slides showing people working in many different occupations and select the ones which most interest them. The results collected showed that construction and industrial production ranked high among males and that office occupations were high for females. The next two concerns discussed are how to meet those interests in a correctional institution and which of the interests are marketable in today's job market. 19 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile vocational training
Index Term(s): Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Inmate vocational training; Juvenile correctional facilities; Program planning
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