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Title: Vocational Education in Correctional Institutions State-of-the-Art Assessment of Progress in Region 4 - Executive Summary
Author(s): E Rice; R M Etheridge; J R Poe; J H Hughes
Corporate Author: System Sciences, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
System Sciences, Inc
Bethesda, MD 20814
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20203
Contract Number: 30076037
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
P. O. Box 190
Arlington, VA 22210
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The project sought to produce a data and knowledge base concerning correctional institutions' vocational education programs to, describe and quantify Health, Education, and Welfare Region 4's correctional vocational education characteristics, and evaluate issues essential to serving the target population.
Abstract: The project also tried to describe the programs' organization, illustrate potentially transferable vocational education practices, and generate recommendations to improve program effectiveness. Data were collected through a literature review, site visit interviews, a survey of 73 institution officials, and a review of 21 exemplary programs. Issues identified were populations served, barriers and needs, funding policy, coordination and cooperation, planning, delivery system's organizational structure, and others. The project found that over 40 percent of the adults and 42 percent of the juveniles were involved in vocational education programs. The most critical barriers were related to lack of a policy, comprehensive programs and appropriate funding, and program isolation. The adult-level personnel need was greatest for vocational teachers. Improved interagency coordination and cooperation was one of three recommendations. Tables, but no references, are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Correctional institutions (juvenile); Education; Vocational training
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