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NCJ Number: 34744 Find in a Library
Title: PACKAGING EDUCATION
Journal: JOURNAL OF CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION  Volume:27  Issue:4  Dated:(1976)  Pages:12-14
Author(s): P W COLBY; G M FILTER
Corporate Author: Correctional Education Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Correctional Education Assoc
Huntsville, TX 77340
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE INMATE EDUCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM (IETP) IS DESCRIBED, PROBLEMS COMMON TO CORRECTIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ARE DISCUSSED, PROGRAM RESULTS ARE PREDICTED, AND EVALUATION CRITERIA ARE SPECIFIED.
Abstract: IETP, OPERATED BY JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE, OFFERS VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND AN ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE TO INMATES IN THREE ILLINOIS STATE CORRECTIONAL CENTERS. THE USE OF SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES, PREPARED PACKAGES OF GUIDES, LEARNING MATERIALS, AND TESTS, ELIMINATES THE NEED TO GATHER STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS IN ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME. STUDENTS MAY WORK AT THEIR OWN SPEED, THUS ELIMINATING THE PROBLEM OF THE DISPARITY IN EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDS OF INMATES. THESE MODULES MAY INCORPORATE THE USE OF VIDEOCASSETTES, WORKBOOKS, FILMS, TAPES, TEXTS, ETC. BUDGETARY BENEFITS ARE SAID TO ACCRUE OVER TIME, SINCE IT COSTS LITTLE TO ADMINISTER THE COURSES ONCE THEY ARE PREPARED. EVALUATION IS SUGGESTED ON THE BASIS OF STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRES AND INTERVIEWS, PRE-AND POST-COURSE TESTING, COURSE COMPLETION RATES, AND OUTSIDE EVALUATION. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT IEPT WILL RESULT IN INCREASED AND DIVERSIFIED INMATE ENROLLMENT, AND IMPROVED SUCCESS, IN CORRECTIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Correctional institutions (adult); Degree programs; Films; Higher education; Illinois; Model programs; Self instructional materials
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