Education in Prison

Studying Through Distance Learning

Author: Emma Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131714578X

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 5322

The role of education in prisons, prisoners' decisions regarding education, the impact of prison culture on either encouraging or discouraging such activities, and the potential consequences of education for prisoners' reentry into society all have important implications. This extended analysis of prisoner education represents a unique contribution to an under-researched field, whilst also making important and original connections between research on education in prison and the literature on adult learning in the community. Through offering crucial insights into the varied motivations and disincentives that inform prisoners' decisions to study in prison (whether it be through distance learning or prison-based classes), the reader is also able to consider factors that inform decisions to engage in a broader range of positive and constructive activities whilst in prison. These research findings provide insight into how prison culture and prison policies may impact upon rehabilitative endeavour and suggest ways in which prisons may seek to encourage constructive and/ or rehabilitative activities amongst their inhabitants if desired. Based on interviews and questionnaires completed by British adult prisoners studying through distance learning, this qualitative study offers a valuable complement and counterpart to prison education studies that focus on measuring recidivism rates. The learner-centred approach used yields a nuanced and complex understanding of the varied ways in which education in prison actually operates and is experienced, and considers the consequences of this for the students' lives. As such, the findings offer further insight into important evidence resulting from recidivism studies reviewed within the book, whilst contributing to the reemerging interest in studies of prison life and prison culture that are based on prisoner interviews.
Posted in Social Science

Students in Twentieth-Century Britain and Ireland

Author: Jodi Burkett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319582410

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 5928

This book explores the experiences and activities of students across the twentieth century and throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The daily experiences of students, their involvement in local communities, national political organisations and widespread cultural changes, are the main focus of this ground-breaking book. It takes students themselves as the subject of inquiry, exploring the fundamental importance of student activities within wider social and political changes and also how some of the key changes across the twentieth century have shaped and changed the make-up, experiences, and lives of students. This book charts the experiences of students throughout a period of unprecedented change as being a student in Britain and Ireland has gone from the endeavour of a small number of elite, mainly wealthy white men, to an important phase of life undertaken by the majority of young people.
Posted in History

The Voluntary Sector in Prisons

Encouraging Personal and Institutional Change

Author: Laura S. Abrams,Emma Hughes,Michelle Inderbitzin,Rosie Meek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137542152

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

View: 5866

This volume examines how volunteers and non-profit programs encourage institutional change in prisons and offer individual support and services to people who are housed behind bars. Through a diverse set of chapters, including two that are co-written by current prisoners, the volume spans the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and juvenile and adult facilities. The book showcases the exciting, groundbreaking, and yet often unrecognized work that the voluntary sector provides in correctional settings. Collectively, the chapters highlight beneficial practices while raising critical questions about the role of the voluntary sector in prison and reentry settings. The chapters also offer useful information about how to implement innovative prison programs that promote health, education, and peer support.
Posted in Social Science

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 4421

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.
Posted in Political Science

College for Convicts

The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons

Author: Christopher Zoukis

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617996

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 7295

The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Examining a wealth of studies by researchers and correctional professionals, and the experience of educators, this book shows recidivism rates drop in direct correlation with the amount of education prisoners receive, and the rate drops dramatically with each additional level of education attained. Presenting a workable solution to America’s mass incarceration and recidivism problems, this book demonstrates that great fiscal benefits arise when modest sums are spent educating prisoners. Educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption, reduced domestic spending and a rise in quality of life. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Open Learning and Distance Education

Author: Alan Huntington Charnley,Marilyn Osborn,A. Withnall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Distance education

Page: 68

View: 6851

Posted in Distance education

Resources in Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 3317

Posted in Education

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

House of Commons official report

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 9283

Posted in Great Britain

Using experience for learning

Author: David Boud,Ruth Cohen,David Walker

Publisher: Open University

ISBN: 9780335190966

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 8485

Posted in Education

Newsletter

Author: European Ombudsman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Abuse of administrative power

Page: N.A

View: 369

Posted in Abuse of administrative power

America Is the Prison

Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s

Author: Lee Bernstein

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807898325

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 8758

In the 1970s, while politicians and activists outside prisons debated the proper response to crime, incarcerated people helped shape those debates though a broad range of remarkable political and literary writings. Lee Bernstein explores the forces that sparked a dramatic "prison art renaissance," shedding light on how incarcerated people produced powerful works of writing, performance, and visual art. These included everything from George Jackson's revolutionary Soledad Brother to Miguel Pinero's acclaimed off-Broadway play and Hollywood film Short Eyes. An extraordinary range of prison programs--fine arts, theater, secondary education, and prisoner-run programs--allowed the voices of prisoners to influence the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican writers, "New Journalism," and political theater, among the most important aesthetic contributions of the decade. By the 1980s and '90s, prisoners' educational and artistic programs were scaled back or eliminated as the "war on crime" escalated. But by then these prisoners' words had crossed over the wall, helping many Americans to rethink the meaning of the walls themselves and, ultimately, the meaning of the society that produced them.
Posted in Social Science

Sessional Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 1355

Posted in Great Britain

Communication and Development

The Freirean Connection

Author: Michael Richards,Pradip Thomas,Zaharom Nain

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 9781572732438

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 7474

The chapters in the first section foreground the many ways in which Freire contributed to our understanding of what should be the relationship between communication and development. They highlight Freire's influence on both the theory and practice of communications for development. Chapters in the second part focus on the heart of Freire's work - his pedagogy and its implications for emancipation through learning. They highlight Freire's influence on pedagogic practices in a wide range of contexts and in so doing offer a reassessment of the relevance of his theoretical and conceptual contributions in a modern global context.
Posted in Education

§§ 306-323

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110976064

Category: Law

Page: 850

View: 4925

The Leipziger Kommentar has traditionally provided the most complete and comprehensive coverage of currently applicable German criminal law. Its strong reputation is based on a combination of academic and practice orientated commentary, with authors and contributors coming from both active legal practice and academia.
Posted in Law

Britain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780117013872

Category: Great Britain

Page: 484

View: 8468

Posted in Great Britain

Cold Killing

Victor 6 - Thriller

Author: Tom Wood

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641176069

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5216

Victor ist Profikiller. Sein wahrer Name und seine Herkunft: unbekannt. Sein Perfektionismus: unerreicht. Für seine Auftraggeber beim britischen Geheimdienst ist Victor unersetzlich. Doch obwohl er bei der Arbeit keine moralischen Skrupel kennt, geht es Victor nicht immer um Geld. Manchmal geht es darum, das Böse zu eliminieren – Menschen wie Milan Rados. Der ehemalige Befehlshaber der serbischen Armee entkam dem Kriegsverbrechertribunal und errichtete in Belgrad ein kriminelles Imperium. Nun soll Victor auf seine Art für Recht sorgen ...
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Studienbegleiter Psychologie

Der kompakte Werkzeugkoffer zum Einstieg

Author: Andrew Stevenson

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827420480

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 498

Der Studienbeginn ist immer ein Sprung ins kalte Wasser, wenn man in jeder Veranstaltung mit neuen Begriffen und Methoden überschüttet wird. Besonders in der Psychologie, die viele Disziplinen und ihre Methoden aufgenommen hat, bereiten die Fachtermini zu Verhalten und Erleben, aber auch zu Methoden und Statistik, für den Einstieg Probleme. Andrew Stevenson, erfahrener Lehrer von Psychologiekursen an Schulen und Universitäten, bietet mit seinem Studienbegleiter für alle Studienanfänger im Fach Psychologie eine übersichtliche und leicht lesbare Einstiegshilfe, um sich sinnvoll auf die ersten Vorlesungen vorzubereiten.
Posted in Psychology

Swing Time

Roman

Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316001

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 1520

»Nicht nur Freundschaft, sondern die ganze verrückte, ungerechte Welt wird einem präzisen prüfenden Blick unterzogen.« New York Magazine.Beim Tanzunterricht lernen sich zwei kleine Mädchen kennen und werden Freundinnen. Beide träumen davon, Tänzerinnen zu werden. Doch nur die eine hat Talent. Die andere hat Ideen: über Rhythmus und Zeit, über schwarze Haut und schwarze Musik, über Stammeszugehörigkeit, Milieu, Bildung und Chancengleichheit. Als sich die beiden Mädchen zum ersten Mal begegnen, fühlen sie sich sofort zueinander hingezogen. Die gleiche Leidenschaft fürs Tanzen und für Musicals verbindet sie, doch auch derselbe Londoner Vorort und die Hautfarbe. Ihre Wege trennen sich, als Tracey tatsächlich Tänzerin wird und erste Rollen in Musicals bekommt. Ihre Freundin wiederum jettet als Assistentin der berühmten Sängerin Aimee um die Welt. Als Aimee in Afrika eine Schule gründen will, reist sie ihr voraus und lässt sich durch das Land, in dem ihre Wurzeln liegen, verzaubern und aus dem Rhythmus bringen. Dieser grandiose Roman von Zadie Smith, der in den USA und in Großbritannien von Presse und Publikum gefeiert wird, erzählt am Beispiel zweier Freundinnen vom Siegen und Scheitern, vom Beginnen und Enden. »Bewegend, lustig und wahrhaftig analysiert dieser Roman mit der Eleganz von Fred Astaire oder Michael Jackson Themen wie Hautfarbe und Weltpolitik.« Kirkus Reviews
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