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NCJ Number: 75621 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Vocational Education Research Project - USOE (United States Office of Education) (Vocational Education) Grant - Final Evaluation Report, July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977
Author(s): M P Martin; J C Rude; K Loftin; L W Myers
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20202
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
P. O. Box 190
Arlington, VA 22210
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A research and demonstration project was designed to evaluate existing vocational education programs offered at the Oregon State Correctional Institution and to provide residents with career preparation services.
Abstract: Career preparation services offered through the demonstration component of the service included ability assessment, employment or orientation, job sampling, career awareness counseling, and instruction. The project's anticipated outcome was a vocational education program which clearly demonstrates the capability of community-based training facilities (in this case, Chemeketa Community College) to provide on-line training in a correctional setting. Differing effects of degree-oriented and nondegree oriented instruction on residents' attitudes or career choices were measured using interviews with correctional facility and community college staff, and students, observations, case studies, instructor and student self-ratings, and analyses of resident students' projects and other output. The project's developmental goals were met. Students enrolled in courses for academic credit achieved at higher levels than those which were not in the areas of academic success, career awareness, and skill development. Appendixes include interviewer guides, copies of forms, correspondence, and brief course descriptions. Tabular data and an evaluation matrix are provided. (ERIC abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Inmate academic education; Offenders college-credit-programs; Oregon; Vocational training
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