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Education in prison : studying through distance learning.

Author: Emma Hughes, (Professor of criminology)
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hughes, Emma.
Education in Prison : Studying Through Distance Learning.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Hughes, (Professor of criminology)
ISBN: 9781409409946 1409409945
OCLC Number: 804662130
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Motivations for Education in Prison; 3 Disincentives for Education in Prison; 4 Experiences of Education: Coping with Prison and Changes in Self-perception; 5 Experiences of Education: The Role of 'Others', Prison-based Challenges and Building a Culture of Learning; 6 Future Course of Action; 7 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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'This important new work captures the crucial tension at the heart of prison education. In many ways, education is the opposite of imprisonment. It opens up possibilities instead of closing them off. Read more...

 
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