Report from the European Prison Education Association

Behan, Cormac
June 2005
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2005, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p131
Academic Journal
The article focuses on activities of European Prison Education Association (EPEA). The main activity of the EPEA during this quarter has been the biennial conference, Challenges for European Prison Education, held in Sofia, Bulgaria in May. The conference was open to prison educators worldwide and this year there were over one hundred participants from twenty nine countries including a number from the U.S. The Correctional Education Association (CEA) president Carolyn Eggleston and Thom Gehring gave a workshop on Continuing Professional Development for Prison Educators; Executive Director Stephen Steurer and William Sondervan gave a workshop on Corrections Academy: CEA Training Online and Web-based; and International Representative Cormac Behan gave a workshop on "Vigilance, Imagination, Courage: The Role of the Teacher in Prison Education." Report from the EPEA includes a comprehensive education program shall be provided in every institution for all prisoners to meet their individual needs and aspirations.


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