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Degrees of Freedom : Prison Education at the Open University.

Author: James Mehigan
Publisher: Policy Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

The first authoritative volume to look back on the last 50 years of The Open University providing higher education to those in prison, this unique book gives voice to ex-prisoners whose lives have  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Mehigan
ISBN: 9781447353072 1447353072
OCLC Number: 1129195741
Description: 208 pages
Contents: Openings and Introductions: Education for the many, prison for the few ~ Rod Earle and James Mehigan From Prisoner to Student ~ Anne Pike and Ruth McFarlane Vignette 1: Choosing my journey - Kamal Abdul Pioneers and Politics: Open University Journeys in British and Irish prisons in Long Kesh during the years of conflict 1972-1975 ~ Philip O'Sullivan & Gabi KentVignette 2: Avoiding the mind-numbing vortex of drivel ... - ThomasA University Without Walls ~ Dan WeinbrenVignette 3: Starting a new chapter - Mr C.T. MorgansOpen universities, close prisons: critical arguments for the future ~ Rod Earle & James Mehigan Vignette 4: Out of the abysmal - 'Eris'The Light to Fight The Shadows: On Education as Liberation ~ Kris McPherson From Despair to Hope ~ Margaret GoughVignette 5: Making my commitment - Razib QuraishiStraight up! From HMP to PhD ~ Stephen Akpabio-KlementowskiFrom Open University in Prison to Convict Criminology Upon Release: Mind the Gap ~ Michael IrwinVignette 6: Message to a prisoner - Gordon McDonaldFrom the School of Hard Knocks to the University of Hard Locks ~ Abdulhaq Al-WazeerBecoming Me with The Open University ~ Edwin Screeche-PowellVignette 7: Catching up with Kafka - Steven TaylorFrom D102 to Paulo Freire: an Irish Journey ~ Laurence McKeown Vignette 8: My journey, my new life - Dan MicklethwaiteEx-prisoners and the transformative power of higher education ~ David HoneywellVignette 9: Prison choices: taking a degree or packing tea? - Alan JermeyWhat the OU did for me ~ Erwin JamesAppendix 1: Study with the OU


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'This important book documents the vital work done by the Open University in the development of prison education and provides valuable insights into the positive impact of this work upon individual Read more...

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