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Words no bars can hold : literacy learning in prison

Author: Deborah Appleman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Words No Bars Can Hold provides a rare glimpse into literacy learning under the most dehumanizing conditions. Deborah Appleman chronicles her work teaching college- level classes at a high- security prison for men, most of whom are serving life sentences. Through narrative, poetry, memoir, and fiction, the students in Appleman's classes attempt to write themselves back into a society that has erased their lived  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Appleman
ISBN: 9780393713671 0393713679
OCLC Number: 1080555549
Description: xx, 163 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Education : life or death --
A tough sell : education and incarceration --
The geography of incarceration : the glass bubble in the big house --
I thirst for knowledge : the quality of incarcerated intelligence --
Surveillance and control : no hugs for thugs --
Rewriting the self : I will write myself out of prison --
Writing in the dark : profiles of incarcerated learners --
Interrupting the school to prison pipeline : what if I had started to write in high school? --
Words no bars can hold : songs from the genius child.
Responsibility: Deborah Appleman.

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Deborah Appleman's outstanding scholarship on literacy instruction spans decades. In this book, she writes about teaching college literature and writing courses in a high-security prison. But her Read more...

 
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