Correctional Education Program Serving Incarcerated Juveniles: A Status Report

Foley, Regina M.; Gao, Jing
December 2002
Journal of Correctional Education;Dec2002, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p131
Academic Journal
A regional survey of the Correctional Education Association membership was conducted to describe the current status of educational practices of correctional educators serving incarcerated juvenile offenders with and without disabilities. The correctional educators of juveniles reported the predominant use of standardized assessment to place students into educational programs. The respondents indicated that a majority of the academic programs provided students the opportunity to earn their GED certificates and to develop vocational skills. The individualization of instruction was the primary instructional approach for teaching both delinquents with and without disabilities. Implications for program development are discussed.


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