publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

maths in prison

Byrne, Catherine; Carr, Michael;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, volume 2 (eissn: 2387-2306, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universtity of Bergen Library
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
I teach maths to all levels in an adult male remand prison in Ireland and am also studying for a PhD in maths in prison education in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). This paper describes recent initiatives piloted by maths teachers and school management to increase attendance, engagement and certification in maths. It assesses the effects of the initiatives and looks at future potential in this setting and in others. To set the paper in context, I begin by describing a typical day as a prison maths teacher.
Subjects
free text keywords: maths, irish penal system., Educational Sociology, Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance, Sociology, Certification, Remand (court procedure), Psychology, Basic skills, Adult male, Pedagogy, Attendance, Prison, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Prison education, Literacy, Prison, Education, Mathematics, Basic Skills, Literacy, Theory and practice of education, LB5-3640, Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, HV1-9960
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