Widening and Deepening the Education We Offer Those in Prison: Reflections from Irish and European Experience

Warner, Kevin
March 2002
Journal of Correctional Education;Mar2002, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p32
Academic Journal
Achieving the potential that educational activities offer to prison regimes depends highly on adopting what the Council of Europe report Education in Prison (1990) described as "a wide concept of education." By offering a wide variety of "learning opportunities" to prisoners, we can attract a large number of them into education and also better address the needs of "the whole person." Of course, much depends also on the quality of what is provided, here the key factors seem to be using adult education methods and the best educational practices in the community for client groups similar to our prisoners. This paper will describe the programs and the specific objectives and organizational arrangements that underpin those programs.


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