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Title: Locked Up But Not Locked Out - Correctional Education Is the Key
Corporate Author: Correctional Education Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 73
Sponsoring Agency: Correctional Education Assoc
Huntsville, TX 77340
National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A series of papers on inmate education covers inmate views of teaching and curriculum in community college programs, managing the temper tantrum, some new directions in correctional education, conflict associated with change in inmate students, and the effectiveness of reintegration programs.
Abstract: The materials presented were contained in the packet given participants in the National Correctional Education Association Conference in 1982. The paper on community college programs for inmates notes that there is no broad integrated research base for devising, setting up, and implementing community college programs in prisons. This was clear from inmates' complaints about the limited curriculum choices and lack of diversified areas in which to major. Another presentation discusses theory and techniques relating to the management of the child, throwing a tantrum, which is deemed relevant to the handling of classroom behavior. A literature review indicates that evaluation studies have yet to identify those aspects of reintegrative educational and employment programs that reduce recidivism, which call for new programs and improved evaluation research. One study examines the conflict between the commitment to learning and the expression of self-defeating patterns in inmate students, reasons for this conflict, how it can be recognized in the classroom, and how educators can help students resolve this conflict. Another paper presents recommendations for inmate adult basic education as developed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons Task Force on Education, Training, and Personnel Selection and approved by the executive staff of the Bureau in 1981. For individual entries, see NCJ-89913-15.
Index Term(s): Attitude change; Evaluative research; Ex-offender employment; Federal Bureau of Prisons; Inmate academic education; Offenders college-credit-programs; Policy; Post-release programs
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