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ERIC Number: EJ996371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Enhancing Correctional Education through Community Theatre: The Benin Prison Experience
Okhakhu, Marcel; Evawoma-Enuku, Usiwoma
Education, v131 n3 p525-532 Spr 2011
This paper seeks to establish the relationship between Popular Theatre and Correctional Education. The Benin Prison experiment is the springboard for this laudable and valuable link. The paper strives stridently to show the value of Popular Theatre as a vehicle for achieving correctional values in a Correction centre. More than anything else, it preaches that prisons in Nigeria can truly be corrective and reformatory instead of the stigmatized centres they are if proper care is giving to pursuing the original philosophy of withdrawing criminals from society for re-training for the same society. The inmate must be part of that re-training process and his input should be properly valued. In conclusion, our argument is several methods abound for correcting deviants. But in our opinion, the Popular Theatre methodology serves as a veritable platform for achieving correction, reform and reintegration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria