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ERIC Number: EJ948993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
Murals as Text: A Social-Cultural Perspective on Family Literacy Events in US Prisons
Muth, William
Ethnography and Education, v6 n3 p245-263 2011
Literacy and parenting programmes in US prisons tend to be generic and skills-oriented, insensitive to pressing personal needs of parents and their distant children. This study reports on a prison-based family/art/literacy programme that attended to the local needs and interests of participants through a mural project. The article describes some of the social-cultural purposes that buttressed family engagement. It further explains how the project attended to idiosyncratic needs within a carefully structured, yet flexible, programme design. Six principles for contextualised, family/art/literacy programmes in prison are suggested. (Contains 1 note and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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