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ERIC Number: EJ895919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1752-6299
Engaging Scottish Young Offenders in Education through Music and Art
Anderson, Kirstin; Overy, Katie
International Journal of Community Music, v3 n1 p47-64 Mar 2010
This study examined music and art classes as a way to engage young offenders in education, and to see if such engagement had an effect on their further participation in education, self-esteem, self-control, behaviour and literacy skills. The arts are often discussed as being an inviting and safe method of entry for young offenders who may have had negative experiences with previous education in their formative years. Fourteen young offenders at Her Majesty's Young Offender Institution (HM YOI) Polmont in Scotland voluntarily participated in this ten-week study. Participants were divided into three groups: music, art and a control education group. They completed pre- and post-interviews and measures that examined their emotions, self-esteem, self-control and literacy skills. Behavioural reports and enrollment in education courses were reviewed for three months before and after the project. Results indicated increased engagement with education during and after the project for individuals in the music and art groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)