A Day in the Life of a Prison Teacher

Brand, Ira
June 1999
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun1999, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p40
Academic Journal
Recounts the experiences of an adult education instructor in teaching at the Monroe Correctional Facility, as of June 1999. Description given to inmate students; Ways in which he encourages active class participation; Strategies used in planning lessons.


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