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NCJ Number: 156009 Find in a Library
Title: Proaction Versus Reaction in Correctional Education
Journal: Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Problems  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(Winter 1995)  Pages:15-17
Author(s): C Eggleston
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Institutional education programs for young offenders often focus on the medical or deficit treatment model in which youth are diagnosed and traditional content and methodology is then administered in a setting determined by structure and policy rather than by student needs; more proactive prison education, however, is recommended.
Abstract: The entire institutional education system for troubled students needs to be revised because the system is too rigid. The rigid approach has resulted, at least in part, because primary juvenile incarceration goals are custody and containment and educational programs are frequently viewed as frills. Teachers in juvenile correctional facilities have diverse training and are capable of implementing a proactive educational approach. Because they do not always identify with their counterparts in adult prisons, however, they have become professionally isolated. Various proactive approaches to juvenile correctional education are described, and a developmental and holistic educational strategy is recommended. 6 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional education
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile educational services; Juvenile inmates; Students; Youth development
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