ERIC Number: ED407490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
The European Network for Research, Action and Training in Adult Literacy and Basic Education (Dublin, Ireland, May 25-30, 1991). A Seminar Organised by EUROALPHA. Adult Basic Education in Prisons.
This conference report on adult basic education in European prisons contains the following introductory materials: a list of participants, the program, and introductions to the seminar by Frank Dunne and Pierre Freynet. "Keynote Address" (Robert Suvaal) discusses five items a prison educator must deal with: philosophy, position of education in prison and policy aiming at the best possible opportunities for education in prison, profile of the teacher, practice, and Prison Education Networks and Prison Cooperations. Summaries follow of three group discussions on issues raised by the keynote address. "Basic Education and Literacy in the Dutch Penal Institutions" gives an insight into prison education in the Netherlands by pointing out trends and pressure points. "Looking at Literacy and Adult Basic Education in Republic of Ireland: Working in Prisons" (Pam Lorenz) compares literacy provision in Ireland with that in its prisons. "Adult Basic Education in Prison" (Pere Diaz et al.) describes education in Spain's two penal administrative systems--Catalonia and the rest of Spain. "The Council of Europe Report 'Education in Prison'" (Kevin Warner) discusses what the report is, its underlying principles, and what it says about literacy and adult basic education. "Basic Education in Prisons in France" (D. Armengaud) considers characteristics of the prison population, objectives, resources, and methodology. "Structured Rehabilitation Project: Nantes Detention Centre, France" describes guidelines, staff, teaching methods, and project outline. "Literacy in Irish Prisons--A Broad Curriculum" (Catherine O'Flaherty) provides a general overview from a teacher's perspective. "Literacy through Literature" (Peter Budweg, Marie-Therese Schins) covers the creation of a reading club and literature as a medium in socio-educational intervention in Germany. Three papers describe programs in Belgium, England, and Ireland: "Writing Workshops: Funoc, Belgium"; "Open Learning Project Held at H.M. Prison Wakefield" (Lesley Taylor); and "Making Literacy Active--A Summary Workshop, Irish Prison Education Service" (Betty Cleary, Bernadette Sproule). "Beyond the Prison Walls" (Henning Jorgensen) talks about adult education and prison walls in Denmark. "Basic Education in Prisons: A New Research Project" (Peter Sutton) is an invitation to participate in a major UNESCO Institute for Education international investigation into basic education in prisons. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminals, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Program Development
Education Unit, Wheatfield Place of Detention, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Ireland.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: N/A