ERIC Number: EJ1203334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
How Programs in Prisons Are Challenging the Who, Where, How, and What of Theological Education
Jobe, Sarah C.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v22 n1 p16-29 Jan 2019
This paper claims that programs in prisons are challenging the very who, where, how, and what of theological education. The author draws on research from the fields of pedagogy and prison studies, nearly a decade of experience teaching master's level seminary-style classes in prison, and the findings of a two-year cohort of prison educators convened by the Association of Theological Schools for their Educational Models and Practices Project. Addressing displacement as a learning strategy, classroom diversity, the use of student experience, narrative grading strategies, and classroom ritual, the author shows how the teaching strategies emerging from prison classrooms provide vibrant models for the theological academy at large.
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Theological Education, Masters Programs, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Learning Experience, Grading, Classroom Techniques
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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