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ERIC Number: EJ932441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Teaching in Correctional Settings
de Koning, Mireille; Striedinger, Angelika
Convergence, v42 n2-4 p291-302 2009
In early 2009, Education International conducted a study amongst its member organisations on education in correctional settings in their respective countries. Findings reveal that education in correctional settings and the conditions of teachers working in them vary greatly between regions. Generally speaking, in most regions, but specifically in Africa, key challenges include a lack of funding, facilities, and a shortage of teaching staff. Often unqualified teachers and volunteers contracted by NGOs provide education to detainees. Particularly in African countries, teachers are not represented by unions and their right to collective bargaining is not respected. (Contains 5 figures and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A