TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Warner, Kevin
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Mar2002, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
11096554

 

Related Articles

  • The Development of the Correctional Education Teacher Decision-Making Scale (CETDM Scale). Messemer, Jonathan E.; Valentine, Thomas // International Journal of Humanities & Social Science;Oct2012, Vol. 2 Issue 19, p28 

    The majority of adult correctional education literature is directed toward inmate outcomes. The researchers found no empirical studies, which focus upon those who teach in the United States prison system. The purpose of this study is to discuss the development and testing of the CETDM Scale. The...

  • News Briefs. Scafuri, Jenna // Corrections Today;Jun2011, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p12 

    The article presents news briefs related to the U.S. corrections industry. Boston, Massachusetts-based Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) will reopen the Horizon Center halfway house for federal offenders. A proposed prison administration plan could save Texas millions of dollars....

  • Enhancing Services to Inmates with Learning Disabilities: Systemic Reform of Prison Literacy Programs. Taymans, Juliana M.; Corley, Mary Ann // Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2001, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p74 

    Systemic reform has gained ground in education policy over the past decade but has been slow to catch on in adult literacy and correctional education programs, particularly as it relates to services to adults with learning disabilities (LD). The notion of systemic reform is rooted in the belief...

  • CEA Promotes Benefits of Correctional Education. Buisch, Michele D. // Corrections Today;Apr2002, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p16 

    Presents information on the Correctional Education Association (CEA) in the U.S. Brief background on the establishment of the organization; Goals of CEA; Topics covered by the professional development workshops being conducted by CEA; Information on several publications of CEA.

  • Teaching Reading Through Teaching Science: Development and Evaluation of an Experimental Curriculum for Correctional ABE Programs. Dirkx, John M.; Crawford, Marcedes // Journal of Correctional Education;Dec1993, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p172 

    Research has demonstrated that context specific curriculum for basic education, such as workplace and family literacy programs, is both more effective in producing specific learning outcomes and is intrinsically more meaningful and interesting for adult learners. Rarely, however, have...

  • Correction in New Zealand. Eskridge, Chris W.; Newbold, Greg // Federal Probation;Sep93, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p59 

    Examines New Zealand's corrections program. Emphasis on community corrections; Development of prison programs; Prison philosophy; Development of a probation system; Centralized offender supervision system; Periodic detention; Community service; Community care.

  • Teaching Literacy for Lifelong learning: A New Look. Fisher, Bea // Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2001, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p58 

    The author argues that one goal of literacy programs in prisons should he to assist literacy students in becoming lifelong learners. Literate people learn independently, interdependently, and continuously throughout their lives. Perseverance along the path to becoming a lifelong learner is...

  • University Without Walls. Gorman, Jim // Personnel & Guidance Journal;Oct74, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p156 

    Focuses on educational activities for Massachusetts inmates under the University Without Walls program. Orientation meeting; Participation in sports activities; Enrollment at the University of Massachusetts.

  • Administering the Test of Adult Basic Education at Intake: A Biased Marker of Offender Ability. Piccone, Jason E. // Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2006, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p239 

    Incarceration is an anxiety- and depression-inducing experience. These states are maximal at prison intake, when the offender is struggling to adjust to dramatic changes in daily life. At intake, offenders undergo a wide array of assessments, many of which determine the services and treatment...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics