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Title: TEXAS - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A CAREER EDUCATION DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION - REPORT
Author(s): L MURRAY
Corporate Author: Texas Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 153
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Texas Dept of Corrections
Huntsville, TX 77340
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE REPORTED FROM THE PILOT TESTING OF A CAREER EDUCATION DELIVERY MODEL FOR CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN TEXAS.
Abstract: IN 1976, THE WINDHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT, WHICH SERVES THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF INMATES IN TEXAS, WAS AWARDED A GRANT TO PLAN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MODEL FROM WHICH A CORRECTIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM COULD DESIGN A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM THAT WOULD PREPARE INMATES TO RETURN TO LEGAL AND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT UPON RELEASE. THE PILOT TEST PROGRAM INVOLVED SELECTING AND TRAINING A TEACHING STAFF, DEVELOPING AND MODIFYING NEW OR EXISTING CURRICULUMS, PILOT TESTING THE CURRICULUMS, AND EVALUATING THE PRODUCTS. PROVISION WAS MADE FOR INPUT FROM TEACHERS, SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL, ADMINISTRATORS, AND STUDENTS. THE INTENTION OF THE PROGRAM WAS TO INFUSE CAREER EDUCATION INTO EXISTING CURRICULUMS SO THAT CAREER AWARENESS, EXPLORATION, AND PREPARATION CAN BE INTEGRATED WITH LEARNING ACTIVITIES. ALSO INCLUDED WERE UNITS PROVIDING INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION ON WORK AND CAREERS. PILOT TEST RESULTS SHOW THAT CAREER EDUCATION IS A VIABLE PROGRAM FOR A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION SCHOOL. THE USE OF CAREER EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN LOCAL JAILS AND DETENTION CENTERS IS ALSO RECOMMENDED. SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHER TRAINING AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM ARE OFFERED. THE APPENDIXES PROVIDE DETAILS OF THE CURRICULUMS AND THE PILOT TEST. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Career development; Inmate Programs; Program evaluation; Texas
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