Moving forward together: supporting educators to support incarcerated students in Australian prison-based higher education

Farley, Helen and Hopkins, Susan (2018) Moving forward together: supporting educators to support incarcerated students in Australian prison-based higher education. Advancing Corrections: Journal of the International Corrections and Prisons Association, 6. pp. 145-152.

Abstract

Increased national and international attention, focused on the treatment of young people, particularly Indigenous youth, in Australian prisons and juvenile detention centres, has prompted renewed recognition of the role of corrections education in addressing interconnected issues of poverty, unemployment and recidivism. There is a dearth of action research, however, into what works and what doesn’t work in the delivery of higher education to incarcerated students in Australian correctional centres. This article identifies both problems and solutions in reaching and supporting incarcerated higher education students with limited or no internet access. This article argues that the way forward for improved access and equity for incarcerated students is through effective collaboration between the two key institutions of the university and the correctional centre.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Copyright International Corrections and Prisons Association 2018.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 05:34
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 22:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: incarcerated students, higher education, correctional education, institutional collaboration
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35259

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