publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Maths in Prison

Catherine Patricia Byrne;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2015
  • Publisher: Universtity of Bergen Library
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.
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free text keywords: Prison, Education, Mathematics, Basic Skills, Literacy, Remand (court procedure), Pedagogy, Adult male, Psychology, Attendance, Certification, Prison education, Basic skills, Prison, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Literacy, lcsh:Theory and practice of education, lcsh:LB5-3640, lcsh:Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, lcsh:HV1-9960
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