ERIC Number: ED429197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Education behind Bars. International Comparisons.
Forster, William, Ed.
The 11 chapters in this book are intended to raise awareness of the wealth of expertise the prison education sector has to offer other adult educators. "Policy Development and Cultural Issues in Australian Prison Education" (Bob Semmens) details the current situation, with a major focus on recent developments in Victoria. "Policy, Praxis, and Rehabilitation: Prison Education in Canada 1945-1995" (Stephen Duguid) examines prison education in the essential context of the "politics of crime and corrections.""The Foundations of Prison Education in the People's Republic of China" (Guo Xiang, Xu Zhangrun) offers an introduction to Chinese prison education. "The Prison Service and Education in England and Wales" (W. Forster) discusses history, aims, curriculum, and the prison education officer as adult educator. "The French Prison Education System: A Regional Structure" (J. Duprey-Kennedy) addresses these topics: historical context and current issues; aims; structure and management; current perspectives and problems; and staff. "Education Policy and Its Translation into Action in Penal Institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Klaus-D. Vogel) gives an overview of the educational possibilities. "Filling the Gap: Education in Latvian Prisons" (Maris Mednis) covers these subjects: aims and purposes; current structures and management; curriculum; current issues and problems; and staffing and staff development. "Prison Education in the Netherlands: Some Issues" (Robert Suvaal) examines the origins of positive and negative influences. "The Education of Convicted Prisoners in the Polish Penal System" (Waldemar Strzalkowski) discusses government guidelines, statistics, vocational training, range of facilities, and achievements of the prison administration. "Developments in Prison Education in Sweden" (Svenolov Svensson, Lis Somander) addresses inmates, educational objectives, organization, programs, and educational development. "Then and Now: Approaches to Correctional Education in the United States" (Thom Gehring, Marilyn McShane, Carolyn Eggleston) addresses major attributes of corrections, summarizes its history, introduces problems and concerns of correctional education professionalization, and reviews connections between education of confined learners and local schools. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Curriculum, Educational Development, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Personnel, Public Policy, Staff Development, Vocational Education
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester, England LE11 7GE, United Kingdom (14.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).