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NCJ Number: 228095 Find in a Library
Title: Professional Development: A Capacity-Building Model for Juvenile Correctional Education Systems
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:60  Issue:2  Dated:June 2009  Pages:164-186
Author(s): Sarup R. Mathur; Heather Griller Clark; Naomi A. Schoenfeld
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 23
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines a comprehensive, capacity building model of continuous learning for educators that can be applied to the juvenile justice system.
Abstract: This article provides a professional development framework designed for the juvenile justice system that includes information on the background and purpose of professional development, and provides the structure, objectives, and components necessary to achieve a capacity-building professional development model. The recommended model requires careful and systemic planning, consistency, determination to help participants apply new information, and continuous evaluation of its impact on youth success. Correctional facilities employing a systematic model of professional development can increase productivity, job satisfaction, retention, and the outcomes for youth at the facility. Data were collected through a survey that focused on professional development needs, providing information on areas where teachers felt the greatest need for professional development. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Corrections education
Index Term(s): Educational benefits; Educational reform; Inmate academic education; Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Juvenile correctional education; Juvenile educational services; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile justice system; Professional in-service education
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