Oversight Report on Nontraditional Vocational Training for Female Inmates.Report as inadecuate

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In January 1993, Florida's Correctional Education School Authority (CESA) studied the vocational interests of 125 randomly selected female inmates at the 3 female state correctional facilities in Florida. After two additional informal studies, an interim oversight review was conducted to determine the following: whether CESA was in compliance with state/federal gender equity laws; whether the data compiled by CESA regarding female vocational preferences supported the agency's decision not to pursue implementation of nontraditional vocational education (VE) programs for female prisoners; and whether VE programs for males and females are funded equally. It was concluded that the female inmate vocational preference inventories taken by CESA in March 1993 were statistically flawed and an invalid measure on which to base VE service delivery programming to female inmates and that CESA spent more money on male programs in the previous fiscal year than on total programming for females over the past 5 fiscal years. It was recommended that Florida's state legislature take immediate action to eliminate the identified inequalities between VE programs for male and female inmates. (Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this document contain the report "Preliminary Vocational Program Survey of Female Inmates" and a review of the study and its findings.) (MN)

Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Correctional Education, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Females, Financial Support, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Prisoners, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, State Programs, Vocational Education

Author: Florida State House of Representatives, Tallahassee.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12532&id=ED375311

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