The research report „Profile of Adult Learning Professionals in Correctional Criminal Justice System” was elaborated within the project “European induction support for adult learning professionals to the correctional criminal justice system – EISALP”, no 539414-LLP- 1-2013-1-RO-GRUNDTVIG-GMP.
The aim of the project is to improve the content and delivery of adult education in a prison setting, as well as enhancing the learning dimension of the correctional criminal justice system in partner countries. In order to attain this objectives, the project is structured in 8 work packages, focused on management, research, development of learning content, piloting of materials, implementation and dissemination of results.
The development of the competence profile for adult learning professionals is associated with work package 2 –researchand is coordinated by thepartners from Prison Officers Training Centre-Arad Penitentiary. Within this package, the main cluster of activities are competence identification, competence modellingand competence assessment. Competence identification includes compiling national available information about the duties, tasks, responsibilities, roles and work environments related to the job and identifying the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes required by adult learning professionals in correctional criminal justice system. In the stage of competence modelling, the gathered data are used in the development of a consistent competence profile of adult learning professionals in correctional criminal justice system, while competence assessment refers to checking with stakeholders that the identified set of competences making up the profile is complete, consistent and real.
The set of competences, although developed on the basis of data compiled from all partners,it will not be applied equally in all countries, taking into considerationthat in some cases policy directions are already in place, while for others they may be less relevant due to different learning cultures, government structures or regulations.