Ghosts in the machine: incarcerated students and the digital university

Hopkins, Susan (2015) Ghosts in the machine: incarcerated students and the digital university. Australian Universities' Review , 57 (2). pp. 46-53. ISSN 0818-8068

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Providing higher education to offenders in custody has become an increasingly complex business in the age of digital learning. Most
Australian prisoners still have no direct access to the internet and relatively unreliable access to information technology. As incarceration
is now a business, prisons, like universities, are increasingly subject to economistic pressures and priorities. Historically Britain’s penal
colony, (post)modern Australia is following the United States toward a post-Welfare Penal state. Without specialised support and materials,
incarcerated students may pay the price of converging neoliberal reforms. This paper aims to raise awareness among Australian academics
of the challenges faced by incarcerated students in changing socio-political and economic climates.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright retained by author.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 03:03
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 03:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: incarcerated students, prison education, penal state
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education

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