ERIC Number: ED435017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Adult Learning for Prisoners. Adult Learning and Groups with Special Needs. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This booklet examines adult education needs and opportunities for incarcerated persons from the perspective of experts and former inmates. The booklet considers adult learning a basic human right and a crucial step towards the reintegration and the rehabilitation of prisoners and that there is a great demand for learning in correctional institutions. At the same time, conference workshop participants felt that the demand was not being met appropriately. Future strategies and the issue of the right to adult education for inmates were raised. In addition, the workshop explored ways to continue and improve cooperation and networking among those who are involved in prison education. The booklet concludes that it is imperative to recognize prisoners' right to learn and to provide programs and curricula that can facilitate their learning. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Correctional Education, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Policy Formation, Prisoners, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Policy
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Note: For other booklets in this series, see CE 079 178-206.