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NCJ Number: 136761 Find in a Library
Title: Incarcerated French Students, Do They Measure Up?: A Comparison of Three Elementary College French Courses
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:43  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1992)  Pages:26-31
Author(s): A M Salomone
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although there is ample evidence that higher education programs for inmates can result in lowered recidivism rates, incarcerated college students face restrictions from the correctional institution and from the educational institution in addition to possible learning deficiencies. Nevertheless, it is possible to teach courses to inmates that are comparable to those on campuses outside the prison setting.
Abstract: This study compares students in three French courses in three different locations -- two regional campuses and a medium security prison -- in the Ohio University system. Course content and requirements were identical for the three classes, and the same instructor taught all three. The students in the Program for the Incarcerated performed remarkably well compared to the regular university students. Although correlations revealed slight differences on examination scores within the prison population, there were no significant differences among the three groups on test scores or on final grades. 5 tables and 13 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Offender-nonoffender comparisons
Index Term(s): Education-crime relationships; Ohio
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