Learning their lesson: T-Learning as a vehicle for in-cell learning by prisoners.

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dc.contributor.author Knight, Victoria
dc.contributor.author Hine, Jean
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-17T09:48:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-17T09:48:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Knight, V. and Hine, J. (2009) Learning their Lesson: T-Learning as a vehicle for in-cell learning by prisoners. The International Journal of Learning, 16 (10), pp.51-64. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/3444
dc.description This article is the copyright of Common Ground Publishing. Permission for reproducing this article should be obtained from Common Ground Publishing. The file attached is post-peer reviewed version. The definitive version of this article can be obtained from http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/ en
dc.description.abstract The low educational attainment of high numbers of prisoners in England and Wales is well documented, with the basic skills of literacy and numeracy being particularly problematic. The education of prisoners is a high priority for the UK prison system. Improvement in literacy and numeracy and the attainment of qualifications and job skills are seen to be a mechanism for finding employment on release, something which is known to help convicted offenders avoid further offending. Involvement in education also helps prisons to achieve their targets for prisoner engagement in ‘constructive activity’ during their period of detention. Despite numerous policy initiatives and additional resources that have been provided for this education, the take-up by prisoners is relatively low. There are many reasons for this but often mentioned are previous negative experiences of education, and an unwillingness to publicly admit the need for such education. In-cell learning in private is one potential means of overcoming these resistances, and the use of interactive digital television holds the promise of being an innovative and secure medium for the delivery of such education. This paper outlines the current position in relation to prisoner education in England, the difficulties of engaging the prisoners who need education the most, and the arguments for the provision of in-cell learning via interactive digital television. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Common Ground en
dc.subject prisoner education en
dc.subject T-learning en
dc.subject interactive digital television en
dc.subject basic skills en
dc.subject crime en
dc.title Learning their lesson: T-Learning as a vehicle for in-cell learning by prisoners. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Participation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroup Criminal Justice, Policy and Practice
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1366719837_9611590000588_22_1

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