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The Impact of Trained Peer Tutors on Students’ Academic Performance in a Correctional Environment

Abstract Throughout the field of corrections in the United States, the prevalent question in regard to reentry preparation of offenders is, “what works?” With a renewed focus on providing meaningful program opportunities for offenders that enable real and sustained changes for reentry success, which has been partially driven by overcrowded prison systems and soaring corrections budgets, the quest has been energized for program models with results that are empirically based. As part of this quest, the Rand Corporation in 2014 (Davis, et al., 2014) published a comprehensive review of correctional education programs based on a meta-analysis of past studies and reported that offenders involved in education programs were significantly more likely to rea... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Fizer, Gregory A. (Author) / Gee, Elisabeth (Advisor) / Metcalf, Laura (Committee member) / Wright, Kevin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Adult education / Education / Education policy / Adult Education / Andragogy / Correctional Education / Instructional Methods / Peer Tutors / Reentry
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 179 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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