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Title: NARRATIVE EVALUATION REPORT ON THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
Author(s): L J GUDE
Corporate Author: Burlington Cty College
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 62
Sponsoring Agency: Burlington Cty College
Pemberton, NJ 08068
Eric Document Reproduction Service
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National Institute of Justice/
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US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A DESCRIPTION AND ASSESSMENT OF THIS COLLEGE-OPERATED PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDED PARAPROFESSIONAL LEVEL TRAINING AS LIBRARY AND AUDIOVISUAL TECHNICIANS FOR INMATES, EXOFFENDERS, PAROLEES, AND REGULAR COLLEGE STUDENTS.
Abstract: THE PROGRAM RECRUITMENT, CURRICULA, STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND SUCCESS, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION, STAFF, AND BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM ARE DISCUSSED. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND BETWEEN THE CORRECTIONS-RELATED STUDENTS AND THE REGULAR COLLEGE STUDENTS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE AUDIOVISUAL COURSES WERE VERY POPULAR WITH THE CORRECTIONS-RELATED GROUP, BUT THAT THE LIBRARY COURSES WERE PERCEIVED BY MOST OF THESE PARTICIPANTS AS IRRELEVANT TO THEIR INTERESTS. THE PROGRAM OBJECTIVE OF REDUCING THE 80 PERCENT RECIDIVISM RATE OF THE CORRECTIONS-RELATED STUDENTS WAS ACHIEVED, SINCE PRELIMINARY FIGURES INDICATED THAT ONLY 10 PERCENT OF THESE PARTICIPANTS RECIDIVATED. THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT 1) IT IS ADVANTAGEOUS TO COMBINE LIBRARY AND AUDIOVISUAL TECHNOLOGY IN SUB-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING; 2) DUE TO THE LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AND LOW PAY OF PARAPROFESSIONAL LIBRARY/AUDIOVISUAL POSITIONS, IT IS NOT PRODUCTIVE TO TRAIN CORRECTIONS-RELATED STUDENTS AS PARAPROFESSIONALS, ALTHOUGH TRAINING THEM AS PROFESSIONALS SHOWS PROMISE; AND 3) COLLEGE BASED REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR CORRECTIONS-RELATED PARTICIPANTS ARE FEASIBLE. ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT IS THE TEXT OF AN OUTSIDE EVALUATION, SAMPLE CURRICULA FOR THIS PROGRAM, AND A PROPOSAL FOR CORRECTIONAL REHABILITATION THROUGH HIGHER EDUCATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Curriculum; Ex-offenders; Higher education; Inmate Programs; Inmate vocational training; Libraries; Paraprofessional personnel; Parolees; Program evaluation; Study release; Training evaluation
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