Making the connection: creating a pathway for indigenous incarcerated students into higher education

Farley, Helen (2013) Making the connection: creating a pathway for indigenous incarcerated students into higher education. In: 11th Biennial Australasian Corrections Education Association Conference (ACEA 2013): The Learning Prison, Correctional Education in the 21st Century, 29 Sep-1 Oct 2013, Sydney, Australia.

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The University of Southern Queensland was recently awarded $4.4 million to create a pathway for Indigenous and non-Indigenous incarcerated students into higher education. Depending on the experience and skills of the students, they can enter the pathway through a Certificate I, II or III before entering into a Tertiary Preparation Program, one-year Diploma of Arts or three-year Bachelor of General Studies program. All of these programs will be delivered on a version of Moodle, designed to operate without the internet, and eBook readers. Approaching release, students will be prepared for either employment or further study through specially designed programs aimed at easing the transition from incarceration. This paper will outline the plans for this ambitious project, while considering the opportunities and challenges it will entail.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Other)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No part of this publication may be reproduced in full or in part without the permission of the 11th Biennial ACEA Conference Committee. Workshop no. 2
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 01:19
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 05:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: prison education; incarcerated students; social equity; equity in higher education; mobile learning; mobile and blended learning; moodle; learning management system; social inclusion; digital divide; tablet computing; Australian and Torres Strait Islander education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified

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