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Mertanen, Katariina; Brunila, Kristiina – Education Inquiry, 2018
Prison education is seen in both criminal and education policies as a way of assimilating inmates 'back into society'. In spite of the policy emphasis on education, the practices in prison education vary from prison to prison. The stated aim of prison education in EU and in Finnish national level policies is to teach inmates the skills and…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Foreign Countries
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Brunila, Kristiina – Education Inquiry, 2014
The article focuses on how neoliberalism and therapisation are shaping perceptions of the problems faced by young people, particularly those considered 'at risk', and how young people as a consequence are identified. It argues that the alliance of neoliberalism and therapisation offers young people the position of a 'survivalist', especially those…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Therapy, At Risk Students
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Brunila, Kristiina – Education Inquiry, 2012
This article considers the rise of therapeutic education in Finland, a phenomenon already acknowledged in Europe, Canada and the United States. In Finland, the therapeutic ethos has been assimilated into educational policies and practices, but the shift to therapisation and especially its consequences have attracted little interest in critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Resilience (Psychology), Therapy