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
The book stresses the power of education and the importance of leadership through its discussion of educational disparities, illiteracy, teaching responsibility, instructional improvement, compassion for marginalized students, and assumptions about the capacities and capabilities of schools for incarcerated youth. The Midwest Book Review heralded the book as “strongly recommended for those in charge of the education of imprisoned youth,” and called it “a guide” for those facing educational challenges. With correctional education as its narrative focus, the book also offers inspiration for schools with difficult learning environments .
Format: 5 x 8 paperback white, 113 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 24, 2011)
Genre: EDUCATION / Administration / General