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NCJ Number: 65292 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: TEXAS - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - DEVELOPMENT OF A CAREER EDUCATION DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Texas Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 113
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Texas Dept of Corrections
Huntsville, TX 77340
Texas Education Agency
Austin, TX 78701
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS ARE REPORTED FROM A SURVEY TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT, SCOPE, AND QUALITY OF CAREER EDUCATION IN ADULT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, AND A PROGRAM MODEL FOR TEXAS IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: INITIATED FOR THE BENEFIT OF TEXAS CORRECTIONS, THE SURVEY, WHICH ELICITED REPLIES FROM 48 STATES, SHOWS THAT VERY LITTLE CAREER EDUCATION IS BEING CONDUCTED FOR INMATES IN STATE PRISONS. THERE IS EVEN A MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE MEANING OF CAREER EDUCATION AMONG THE CORRECTIONS PERSONNEL WHO WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH A PROGRAM. ADULT CAREER EDUCATION FOR INMATES IS A PLANNED PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPING OFFENDERS' KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ATTITUDES, AND VALUES REQUIRED TO FULFILL RESPONSIBLE CAREER ROLES, REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF THE OCCUPATION. SUCH A PROGRAM WOULD INCLUDE EDUCATION IN OCCUPATIONAL DECISIONMAKING, LEGAL EMPLOYABILITY, SOCIAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES, CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF LEISURE TIME, AND POSITIVE SELF-FULFILLMENT. THE PROGRAM MODEL RECOMMENDED INVOLVES THE INTRODUCTION OF SUCH LEARNING EXPERIENCES INTO REGULAR INMATE ACADEMIC COURSES. THIS WOULD REQUIRE A SPECIALIZED TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE SCHOOL STAFF THAT WOULD USE THE RESOURCES OF BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, AND LABOR. THE CURRICULUM SHOULD PROVIDE FOR THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL COMPONENTS OF EDUCATION. INMATES WOULD BE ASSISTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-AWARENESS AND SELF-DIRECTION THROUGH EMPHASIS ON READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC. A COUNSELING COMPONENT WOULD BE INCLUDED TO ASSIST INMATES IN DEVELOPING EDUCATIONAL PLANS THAT WOULD BE CONTINUALLY REVIEWED AND UPDATED. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PILOT PROGRAM ACCORDING TO THE MODEL SUGGESTED IS RECOMMENDED, ALONG WITH AN EVALUATION PLAN. SURVEY DATA AND MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIXES, ALONG WITH MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE MODEL DELIVERY SYSTEM. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS ALSO PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Career development; Curriculum; Inmate academic education; Inmate Programs; Inmate vocational training; Models; Staff development training; Surveys; Texas; United States of America
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