Some Difficult Aspects of Our Profession that Require Attention

Gehring, Thom
December 2005
Journal of Correctional Education;Dec2005, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p307
Academic Journal
The article discusses some of the difficulties faced by correctional educators. According to two dissertations from Pepperdine University, only about eight percent of institutional teachers know the names of their profession's greatest contributors or the titles of their books. This shows their lack of interest in and awareness about the essentiality and significance of their profession. Several correctional educator even do not consider themselves as correctional educators. Instead, they consider themselves as generic institutional employees. Therefore, they do not put emphasis on the difficult aspects of their profession and other problems which are addressed throughout their own jurisdiction. The author shows his disappointment on the fact that only 60% of correctional educators are aware of the existence and working of the Correctional Education Association. The author emphasizes on the need for increased attention of educators towards the exiting and potential problems of correctional education.


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