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NCJ Number: 42222 Find in a Library
Title: INMATE EDUCATION - U.S. AND EUROPE (FROM PRISON RESEARCH - NEEDS AND METHODOLOGIES ... - SEE NCJ-42218)
Author(s): K E KERLE
Corporate Author: American Assoc for the Advancement of Science
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: American Assoc for the Advancement of Science
Washington, DC 20005
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE STATE OF INMATE EDUCATION IN THE U.S. AND EUROPE IS JUDGED TO BE GENERALLY WEAK, WITH SOME EXAMPLES OF EMERGING STRENGTH. SOME SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERRED FOR IMPROVING THIS STATE OF AFFAIRS.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDS THAT MOST OFFENDERS NOT BE IMPRISONED, BUT PLACED IN A COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL SETTING WITH ACCESS TO A NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL WHO WILL ASSIST THEM IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS NECESSARY TO SURVIVE WITHIN ACCEPTABLE SOCIAL NORMS. EDUCATORS WOULD COMPRISE A PART OF THIS PROFESSIONAL TEAM. HE SUGGESTS THAT MORE INMATE STUDENTS BE PLACED ON STUDY RELEASE TO SPEND TIME IN THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE. HE FURTHER URGES THAT MORE VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS WITH MEMBERS OF KEY INDUSTRIES AS TRAINERS BE PROVIDED BOTH IN AND OUTSIDE INSTITUTIONS. VOLUNTEER TUTORING BY COMMUNITY RESIDENTS IS ALSO ENCOURAGED. THE AUTHOR ALSO SEES THE NEED FOR THE STATUS OF CORRECTIONAL EDUCATORS TO BE RAISED TO THE POINT THAT THEY ARE RECOGNIZED AS IMPORTANT COMPONENTS IN THE WORLD OF EDUCATION....RCB
Index Term(s): Education; Educational levels; Europe; Inmate Programs; United States of America; Vocational training
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