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ERIC Number: EJ928370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
The Role of Education in the Treatment of Offenders
Jovanic, Goran
Support for Learning, v26 n2 p79-82 May 2011
This article considers an aspect of inclusive education that has received relatively limited exposure: the challenges involved in meeting the educational needs of offenders in prisons. It does this by taking the example of Serbia, where recent changes in legislation have ensured the educational rights of inmates. It then looks at possible ways in which more inclusive approaches to the education of inmates in prison might be developed in Serbia by illustrating some successful initiatives from the United States and other countries. The article points to the need for flexibility and a focus on the achievement of quality changes in behaviour, self-image and relationships with other inmates, as well as literacy and vocational training. It goes on to argue that such innovations in prison education are a requirement to enable prisoners to be prepared for reintegration into society on their release.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Serbia; United States