TITLE

Perceived Effects of a Correctional Health Education Service-Learning Program

AUTHOR(S)
Amtmann, John
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Dec2004, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p335
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Partnerships between educational institutions and others exist in K- 12 and higher education. They exist between schools and private businesses, universities and assorted non-profit agencies, and between separate educational institutions. Recognizing the growing influence of higher education programs in service-learning situations, this research focused on one such partnership that exists between Montana Tech of The University of Montana and the Montana Department of Corrections. This article focuses on the subjective perceptions of college students and inmate students regarding their experiences with the Continuing Health Education (CHE) program offered through the Montana State Prisons Wellness Program. The results of this case study showed that both groups perceived a benefit as a result of their involvement in the CHE program. The implications to educators and correctional professionals are to actively seek partnerships with other organizations and institutions that are capable of providing these types of services and experiences.
ACCESSION #
15420403

 

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