Accession Number : ADA302439

Title :   Meeting the Vocational Education Needs of the Correctional Population.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Burnham, Ly H. ; Miro, Ramon J.

PDF Url : ADA302439

Report Date : JAN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This research paper analyzes correctional education in the United States, particularly the role of vocational instruction in the overall delivery of educational services to the prison population. The first part of this paper profiles the adult prison population in federal and state correctional facilities and analyzes basic demographic and educational characteristics of adult inmates. The second part discusses the structure of the various correctional education delivery systems and the nature and extent of educational services in state and federal facilities. The third part of the paper reviews the most important federal legislation and programs affecting correctional education and their impact on instruction for state- incarcerated inmates.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *PRISONS, HUMAN RESOURCES, EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS, JOB TRAINING, COGNITION, DEMOGRAPHY, POPULATION, STANDARDS, INSTRUCTIONS, LEARNING, FEDERAL LAW, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, STATE LAW, CRIMINOLOGY, APTITUDES, VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, PRISONERS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE