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A Review of Corrections Education Policy for the Department of Health, Education & Welfare. Final Report [microform]
Bib ID 5338200
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
MetaMetrics, Inc., Washington, DC
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
167 p. 

The study described here was undertaken to develop a comprehensive description of corrections education programs in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and to make recommendations regarding their purposes and operations including their relation to other Federal corrections programs. Presentation is in five sections: An overview of corrections education, Federal coordinating efforts, Federal corrections education programs, and findings and recommendations. A historical review indicates the changing perception of the criminal from sinner to socially disadvantaged. A literature review is summarized which revealed that the tendency to declare that no rehabilitation programs work is inaccurate. Key legislation under which Federally funded corrections education programs are implemented is described, and Federal program coordinating efforts through agencies in the Departments of Labor, Justice, and HEW are outlined. Data are presented for the types and number of inmates involved in corrections education programs in adult basic education, adult secondary education, vocational/occupational education, social education, and postsecondary education. A discussion of the need for corrections education policy and coordination including the role of HEW comprise the last section. The recommendations presented focus on the need for the Federal role being defined according to both national educational objectives and national criminal justice objectives. The establishment of a representative of corrections education within the Office of the Secretary, HEW, to represent the interests of the corrections clientele, is suggested. (MF)


Sponsoring Agency: Department of Health , Education, and Welfare, Washington., DC. Office of the Secretary.

Educational level discussed: Adult Basic Education.

Educational level discussed: Adult Education.

Educational level discussed: High School Equivalency Programs.

Educational level discussed: Postsecondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrative Agencies.  |  Adult Basic Education.  |  Adult Education.  |  Agency Cooperation.  |  Agency Role.  |  Coordination.  |  Correctional Education.  |  Correctional Rehabilitation.  |  Educational Needs.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Educational Programs.  |  Federal Legislation.  |  Federal Programs.  |  Government Role.  |  High School Equivalency Programs.  |  Needs Assessment.  |  Postsecondary Education.  |  Prisoners.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Public Policy.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Vocational Rehabilitation.  |  Department of Health Education and Welfare  |  United States
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors MetaMetrics, Inc., Washington, DC
Available From ERIC 


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