The Education Centre, Fort Mitchel Prison, Spike Island

Lorenz, Pam
June 2002
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2002, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p65
Academic Journal
This paper outlines the educational program of a young offenders' prison in Ireland. Education is central to the overall program of the prison and the aim is, as far as possible, to offer the same or similar educational opportunities as those offered in the community. We use the adult education model where education is voluntary, giving the student choices and responsibilities; the curriculum is student-centered and addresses the needs of the "whole person."


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