A brief history and description of inmate education in the North Carolina Department of Correction with an exploratory study of the ABE and GED programs in the North Piedmont area

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dorothy McMichael Oliver (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: The purpose of this exploratory study was to make an evaluation of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) programs for felon inmates in the North Piedmont Area of the North Carolina Department of Correction. As part of the classification process, felons are given the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) when they enter the North Carolina prison system. The original WRAT scores of 78 felons enrolled in ABE and GED classes were compared to scores made on the WRAT administered during this study. Descriptive statistics were used to compare the two sets of WRAT scores, the inmate questionnaires and the teacher questionnaires. The questionnaires examined factors which might have some relationship to the effectiveness of the program, they furnished information to construct a profile of the average ABE and GED teacher in the North Piedmont Area, and they gave both the students and teachers an opportunity to make suggestions for the improvement of the program.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Inmates of institutions $x Education $z North Carolina
GED tests
Adult education $z North Carolina

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