Date of Award

Summer 1971

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Shimoniak, Wasyl

Second Advisor

Dupuis, Adrian

Third Advisor

Steeves, Frank L.


Correctional institutions today generally have some type of educational program in which all or a portion of their inmate population participate. This, however, is a phenomenon that has become a part of institutional life very slowly over the last 170 years. During the colonial period of this nation's development nothing or an educational nature was provided for the convicted felon. It was not until the beginning of the nineteenth century that society, under the influence of a more humanistic philosophy, viewed the criminal as a person susceptible to change and accepted the idea that education could assist in effecting that change. Thus, educational programs were introduced into some of the nation's prisons. The types of educational programs initially offered, however, were of an elementary nature and were introduced only as they could be scheduled around other institutional activities...



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