Final Summary: GED Programming in Correctional Facilities

Final Summary: GED Programming in Correctional Facilities

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Should GED programming be the priority?

Should GED programming be the priority?

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Evaluating GED Programs

Evaluating GED Programs

Evaluating GED programs can be pretty difficult since every program can operate differently. There are no federal mandates concerning correctional education in states as far as I’ve found. To top it all off, operationalizing the success of a GED program differs for each researcher. Barbara Wade analyzed 13 articles in a literature review called¬†Studies of correctional education programs. She had two goals:¬†(1) to look at evaluation techniques of correctional education programs and (2) to look at the analysis techniques. The two most common evaluation techniques were recidivism and education achievement. Sounds pretty straightforward, right? Wrong. [Read more…]

Why have GED programming in prisons?

Why have GED Programming in prisons?

Providing educational programs like GED programming for the correctional population can get pretty controversial. Many people have a problem with individuals who have been convicted of a crime receiving a free education on their dime so to speak, but if you look at the long term effects of providing education it may be well worth the cost. So let’s dive in! [Read more…]

Abstract: GED Programming in Correctional Facilities

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine GED programming in correctional facilities by:

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