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TEACHING COLLEGE COURSES TO INMATES
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TEACHING COLLEGE COURSES TO INMATES

Author: George C Kiser
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Journal of Correctional Education, v38 n3 (19870901): 102-107
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Based on two courses taught by the author at a maximum security prison in Illinois, this article focuses on the challenges of prison teaching at the college level. It discusses positive and negative aspects of inmate motivation for taking courses, particularly those of a legal nature. Attention is devoted to the inclination of inmates to seek legal advice from teachers and the enormous dangers of teachers complying.  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: George C Kiser
ISSN:0740-2708
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5547568956
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Based on two courses taught by the author at a maximum security prison in Illinois, this article focuses on the challenges of prison teaching at the college level. It discusses positive and negative aspects of inmate motivation for taking courses, particularly those of a legal nature. Attention is devoted to the inclination of inmates to seek legal advice from teachers and the enormous dangers of teachers complying. The final section discusses complex scheduling problems encountered by the author.

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