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NCJ Number: 155181 Find in a Library
Title: Schooling in a "Total Institution": Critical Perspectives on Prison Education
Editor(s): H S Davidson
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 237
Sponsoring Agency: Bergin and Garvey Publishers, Inc
South Hadley, MA 01075
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89789-426-X
Sale Source: Bergin and Garvey Publishers, Inc
670 Amherst Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written by inmates or former inmates who finished their schooling in prison, some taking advanced degrees, and by social scientists who taught in prisons but are not professional correctional educators, these 13 essays present critical perspectives on prison education.
Abstract: Instead of regarding prison education as a process of correcting cognitive problems and improving employment opportunities, the discussions focus on the issues of prison education as surveillance, as politics, and as a means to reconstruct a historical consciousness that remembers personal histories. The essays examine prison schools as they originated and developed, analyze processes of differentiation and segregation, discuss instances of prison resistance, describe self-government as a form of education in the prisoners, and consider the education of female inmates and the role of jailhouse attorneys. Chapter notes, index, and more than 200 references
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Corrections education; Inmate academic education; Inmate attitudes; Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Inmate staff relations; Inmate vocational training; Jailhouse lawyers; Mandatory inmate education; Offenders college-credit-programs; Remedial education
Note: Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series
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