An investigation of the language, literacy and numeracy needs of prison students and those in correctional institutions and juvenile justice centres: final report, February 1999

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Author: Dyson, Chloe; Delaney, Bernadette


The aim of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of current language, literacy and numeracy programs presently offered in correctional facilities within Victoria for offenders serving short-term sentences. Additionally, the researchers were asked to examine the integration of literacy, language and numeracy teaching with vocational courses and to make recommendations regarding entry-level assessment in the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA), promotion of literacy and language programs and professional development needs for teaching staff. This research was...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Literacy; Numeracy; Language; Adult and community education; Disadvantaged; Evaluation

Keywords: Adult education; Prisoners; Program evaluation

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Victoria; Australia

Published: [Melbourne, Victoria?]: Office of Training and Further Education, 1999

Physical description: 62 p.

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Statement of responsibility: [Chloe Dyson, Bernadette Delaney]

Resource type: Report

Rights: Copyright Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development and Skills Victoria reproduced by permission

Call number: TD/ERD 87.62

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