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NCJ Number: 99118 Find in a Library
Title: Educating the Protective Custody Inmate for Self-Directness - An Adult Learning Contract Approach
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:36  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1985)  Pages:98-105
Author(s): M Boucouvalas; P R Pearse
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 8
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Correctional education is receiving increasing attention worldwide as a topic of concern to adult educators. The applications of adult learning principles to the education of adult inmates is a particular concern of the article, which reports on the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of an adult learning contract approach to educating the protective custody inmates at Walpole Correctional Institution in Massachusetts. An examination of PC and its growth in recent years, and the educational rights of PC inmates undergird the discussion. The approach, founded on and guided by sound adult learning principles, is equally applicable and relevant to the general inmate population. An appeal is issued to readers -- both researchers and practitioner -- for further dialogue and discussion with regard to educating the inmate as a adult learner. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Adult education; Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Massachusetts; Program evaluation; Program implementation; Subversive activities
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