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Prison School

NCJ Number
Their World Dated: (1988) Pages: 108
R Pollack
Date Published
1 page
Peer tutoring at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York's only maximum security prison for women, has achieved major benefits for all parties involved.
In the program, students with learning disabilities help other less advanced students with their learning disabilities. This program has helped overcome the feeling of many learning disabled persons that teachers and other students do not perceive or understand their learning difficulties. Formerly unmotivated inmates are excited about their learning in the peer program, and morale and social relationships among inmates have improved. Pretests and posttests have shown that particular students have made learning gains never thought possible. The program involves one-on-one peer interaction.