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ERIC Number: EJ1008758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
An Outlier's Dream: Improving Post-Secondary Education Opportunities for Aboriginal Inmates
Wilson, Vernon
Education Canada, v53 n1 Win 2013
A conversation with a John Howard Society volunteer prompts the author to reflect on how to improve educational opportunities for his incarcerated Aboriginal peers. He relates his personal experience of completing an undergraduate degree while in prison, highlighting the ways in which the prison environment has shaped his learning process. After making recommendations on how to improve higher learning opportunities for Aboriginal prisoners, the author appeals to economic and social justice considerations for public support. He concludes by sharing his dream of an inclusive Canada that provides equal opportunity for Aboriginal prisoners who seek freedom through education. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada