Correctional Education Reform--School Libraries

Puffer, Margaret; Burton, Linda
June 2002
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2002, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p52
Book Review
The article is based on the need to inform correctional educators working with confined youth on recent school reform measures identifying curriculum standards-based educational practices. Relative isolation from mainstream public school reform efforts due to the context of corrections does not relieve correctional educators from keeping abreast of the shifts in general public education innovations. The standards for information literacy provide essential life-skill competencies for educators and students. It is suggested that these standards may usher in a new era of correctional education for juveniles. The key to information literary competency for students and teachers is incorporating the library media teacher and the library media center into the correctional education program.


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