Context, Creativity and Critical Reflection: Education in Correctional Institutions

Behan, Cormac
June 2007
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2007, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p157
Academic Journal
This article explores the frameworks in which correctional educators operate, both within correctional settings and as part of a wider pedagogical network. It argues that educators must take time for reflection and critical appraisal of our practice. It outlines some ways to circumvent the negative aspects of the regime by meeting the structure of the correctional regime with the creativity and flexibility of our pedagogy. The article argues that educators need to develop an alternative discourse about how we define our progress by creating alternative epistemologies and locating our practice within an adult education pedagogy.


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