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ERIC Number: EJ847153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0740-2708
Incarcerated Women's Educational Experiences
Mageehon, Alexandria
Journal of Correctional Education, v54 n4 p191-199 Dec 2003
This article presents the results of a study in which five women in a detention facility were interviewed and asked about their prior educational histories and their experiences of GED education in jail. Three central themes emerged from the interviews. The women in the study had positive academic experiences in their early school years which were often the result of the positive influence of compassionate teachers at these early levels of schooling. The women had a traumatic, life-changing event that affected their continued ability to succeed at the middle school or high school levels. Finally,the women had a keen awareness of the learning environment in jail and its compatibility with their own comfort levels in education. The implications of these themes for the correctional educator's practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A