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Description

Article presents principles of systemic reform to guide correctional education staff through a process designed to improve educational services for inmates with learning disabilities.  The steps to such systemic reform of literacy programs, as presented in the article, include the following: (1) bring all the stakeholders together to create a shared vision and develop an action plan; (2) enlist administrative support; (3) provide meaningful and ongoing professional development opportunities; (4) identify resources; and (5) continuously monitor and improve the change process.

Citation

Taymans, J. M., & Corley, M. A. (2001). Enhancing services to inmates with learning disabilities: Systemic reform of prison literacy programs. Journal of Correctional Education, 52(2), 74-78.

Publication Year

2001

Audiences

Law Enforcement
Teachers

Populations

Adults

Topics

Incarceration/Offender Programs
Learning Disabilities
Treatment/Intervention/Instruction