Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Listening to the Experts: Correctional and Community College Administrators' Perceptions of How Collaboration Contributes to the Public Value of a Postsecondary Correctional Education Partnership
by Garcia, Luis S., Ed.D., Loyola Marymount University, 2017, 129; 10259166
Abstract (Summary)

This research examined correctional and community college administrators' perceptions of collaboration and the public value impact of a PSCE partnership through a systems thinking conceptual framework. Through interviews, observations, and document reviews, I determined how these perceptions aligned with the public value of a PSCE partnership. This was a basic qualitative study involving six participants from two public agencies. Findings from this study indicate that administrators recognized:

• Public Safety Realignment legislation contributed to the viability of a PSCE partnership in a county jail system. • Public safety improvements in the county jail system promoted a jail environment to facilitate the success of a PSCE partnership. • Service coordination with jail in-reach services promoted a continuum of services to enhance the PSCE partnership. xi • An improved jail culture has contributed to the collaboration by administrators of the PSCE partnership. • Improved interagency communication has contributed to a better understanding of the missions of both partners. • Promoting correctional best practices has contributed to improving the collection of program data of the PSCE partnership. • Recommendations for practice and for future research are provided.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McCullough, Mary
Commitee: Bickett, Jill, Choate, Brant
School: Loyola Marymount University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 78/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Community college education, Educational leadership
Keywords: Public safety realignment, Service coordination
Publication Number: 10259166
ISBN: 978-1-369-63304-7
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