Discussing the Place of Corequisites in Juvenile Correctional Education and GED Success
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Discussions surrounding incarcerated juveniles, education programs, and recidivism are difficult to find. In fact, gathering data is incredibly difficult in juvenile facilities because of high turnover rates and difficult of obtaining permission to conduct studies in juvenile facilities (Calderone, Bennett, Homan, Dedrick, & Chatfield, 2009; Shippen, Morton, Flynt, Houchins, & Smitherman, 2012). A study by David, Bozick, Steele, Saunders, and Miles found that participating in a GED or equivalent program reduced recidivism rates by 30% (2013). Assuming there is a relationship between juvenile recidivism rates and education programs, an important question remains. What types of education work best, and why? We believe a corequisite model paired with a philosophy course may be an important piece to this question.