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Hansen, Gunnar Vold – Child Care in Practice, 2018
The Norwegian Correctional Service offers a program called "Fathers in Prison", aimed at helping incarcerated fathers to have better contact with their children during their sentence and after release. On the basis of 38 semi-structured interviews with prisoners who have completed the program, we would argue that there is reason to…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Fathers, Parent Role
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Ilechukwu, Leonard Chidi; Ugwuozor, Felix Okechukwu – SAGE Open, 2017
The purpose of the study is to evaluate how religious and philosophy education is uplifting the image of prison inmates and curtailing ex-prisoners' recidivism in Enugu State prison yard in Nigeria. The study sample was 190 inmates and 20 facilitators. Results showed among others that religious education raises the image of the prison inmates by…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Religious Education, Philosophy
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Maher, Jane – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
In this chapter, the author describes her experience teaching in a women's prison in New York, the challenges that arose with teaching autobiography, and the distinct situation of women behind bars.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Correctional Institutions, Females, Autobiographies
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Drew, Jenifer D.; Duval, José; Cyr, James R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Three authors describe a collaboration between a Massachusetts college and a nearby prison, which leveraged the volunteer efforts of a college professor by including incarcerated men who assisted in Spanish language teaching inside and outside the classroom.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Correctional Institutions, Partnerships in Education, Volunteers
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Bell, Linda G.; Cornwell, Connie S. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2015
This research supports the value of maintaining the family ties of persons in prison. Family healing work will likely affect multiple relationships within the family, especially for the children of prisoners, and increase the possibility of healthy and productive life choices for all family members. The Family Matters course is grounded in family…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Conflict Resolution
Elias, Marilyn – Teaching Tolerance, 2013
Policies that encourage police presence at schools, harsh tactics including physical restraint, and automatic punishments that result in suspensions and out-of-class time are huge contributors to the school-to-prison pipeline, but the problem is more complex than that. The school-to-prison pipeline starts (or is best avoided) in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Social Justice, Correctional Institutions, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Gray, Natalie; Ward, Jennifer; Fogarty, Jenny – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019
This paper critically discusses two London-based "Learning Together" prison university partnerships--Middlesex University with Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Wandsworth and London South Bank University (LSBU) with HMP Pentonville. The paper documents how students experienced the shared classroom learning approach designed on principles of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Partnerships in Education, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Pahomov, Larissa – English Journal, 2013
Larissa Pahomov teaches students English and Journalism at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school opened its doors to students just seven years ago and was designed to encourage both inquiry and critical pedagogy. To those ends, there is a thematic curriculum for each grade level--for sophomores, it's…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, English Instruction, Freedom, Teaching Methods
Ginsburg, Rebecca, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
This volume makes a case for engaging critical approaches for teaching adults in prison higher education (or "college-in-prison") programs. This book not only contextualizes pedagogy within the specialized and growing niche of prison instruction, but also addresses prison abolition, reentry, and educational equity. Chapters are written…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Adult Education
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Nicklin, Laura Louise – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2017
For over two decades, there has been a progressive emergence of Shakespeare-focussed, performance-based programmes intended for use as criminal rehabilitation in the USA. Prison based criminal retribution, though historically prevalent, remains controversial. Although it is still used as a common method for rehabilitation, evidence demonstrates…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Correctional Institutions
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O'Donnell, Aislinn – Educational Theory, 2015
It is difficult to respond creatively to humiliation, affliction, degradation, or shame, just as it is difficult to respond creatively to the experience of undergoing or inflicting violence. In this article Aislinn O'Donnell argues that if we are to think about how to address gun violence--including mass shootings- in schools, then we need to talk…
Descriptors: Violence, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Weapons
Gray, Katti – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
At the close of almost 25 years of winding through New York state's prisons, former Black Panther Eddie Ellis walked away in 1994 with four college degrees he earned while incarcerated and kept treading his singular path as an activist on the issues of police, courts, crime and punishment. He then established the Center for NuLeadership on Urban…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Researchers, Budgeting, Retrenchment
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Mortimer, Kristie – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
This article utilizes interviews with three teaching artists to interpret their lived experiences of teaching dance classes within New Zealand prisons. Prison environments and prison cultures create a multitude of challenges, such as the physical environment itself, social dynamics and hierarchy, and interaction and relationships with incarcerated…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Manger, Terje; Eikeland, Ole Johan; Asbjørnsen, Arve – International Review of Education, 2019
From a lifelong learning perspective, education during incarceration is crucial for prisoners' rehabilitation. This article describes the authors' development of their Perceived Barriers to Prison Education Scale (PBPES) and examines what deters prisoners from participating in education during their incarceration, how their perceptions differ…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Barriers, Correctional Education
Davis, Lois M. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Each year, more than 700,000 incarcerated individuals leave federal and state prisons and return to local communities where they will have to compete with individuals in those communities for jobs. In today's economy, having a college education is necessary to compete for many jobs, and the stakes for ex-offenders are higher than they are for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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