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ERIC Number: EJ827180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Voices behind the Walls: Female Offenders and Experiential Learning
Leberman, Sarah
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v7 n2 p113-130 Dec 2007
This research highlights the learning of female offenders on a 20-day tailor-made experiential adventure education course (Women in Action) delivered by Outward Bound New Zealand. The aims of the course were to increase self-awareness, to develop an understanding of the concept of choice and self responsibility, to improve communication skills and to effectively influence others. Twenty-seven women were interviewed immediately after the course and 14 of these, three months post-course. Most women indicated that their self-confidence had increased and they had become more self-aware. Key factors in facilitating learning opportunities for the women were the instructors and the course environment both physical and social. The holistic course approach provided physical, creative, emotional and reflective opportunities, enabling all the women to develop personally. The challenge of applying their learning on return to prison was highlighted by some participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand