Organizing a School Inside a Prison
“Kids are in a jail cell all day long for months and months and months…They’re entitled to receive an education but no one has worked out how to provide that education.” —Senator Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, Colorado “It is refreshing to see information and concerns navigated towards our unique situation. It is not often that I find information specific to what we are doing.” —Robert Leyrer, Correctional Educator & Special Education Coordinator
In the book, Hilderbrand Pelzer III examines public education from an angle that is under-represented in national debates, namely, incarcerated students. Acclaimed by scholars, public officials and education experts around the world, the book has been heralded by the Midwest Book Review as "strongly recommended for those in charge of education of imprisoned youth" and "a guide" for those facing educational challenges. Hilderbrand Pelzer III uses the book as a springboard for deeper conversation about transformational leadership, vision building, large scale urban educational policies and practices, evidence based proposals for school reform, juvenile rehabilitation through focused education, social policy, juvenile justice system, underserved communities, conditions for learning, compassion, specialized curriculum, and the importance of strong-teacher relationships.
Format: 5 x 8 Black & White Paperback, 113 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 24, 2011)
Genre: EDUCATION / Administration / General