A Safe Space for a Second Chance: Exploring the Role of Performative Space in Delivering Education Programs to Justice-involved Adults in the Prison and the Community

A Safe Space for a Second Chance: Exploring the Role of Performative Space in Delivering Education Programs to Justice-involved Adults in the Prison and the Community

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Titre: A Safe Space for a Second Chance: Exploring the Role of Performative Space in Delivering Education Programs to Justice-involved Adults in the Prison and the Community
Auteur: McAleese, Samantha A.
Résumé: This thesis explores the structure and delivery of education programs to justice-involved adults in Canadian federal prisons and in the community. A series of semi-structured interviews as well as three volumes of the Journal for Prisoners on Prisons were analyzed using a qualitative approach to determine whether or not principles of adult education and components of performative space are present in current correctional education strategies. The findings suggest that while there are occurrences of both elements in the education that is provided to prisoners, the programs in the community are much more reflective of these adult learning standards. This project highlights the need for research into the area of adult correctional education, increased collaboration between the fields of criminology and education, and provides a framework from which future research can continue.
Date: 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23139
Superviseur: Kilty, Jennifer
Faculté: Sciences sociales / Social Sciences
Degré: MA

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