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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Posted by Chiara D'Urso on 12/11/2019 - 10:57

Research on two different prison realities by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Attached you can find 2 articles published by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, these articles aim to understand and compare the current situation in various prison systems. Considering the example of Norwegian prisons, an analysis is made regarding the motivation to participate in Lifelong Learning programmes. The second article talks about the Latin American application of policies, which are experienced as a difficult task due to various reasons, particularly when promoting education in prison. 

Analysing the barriers of education in Norwegian prisons from a lifelong learning perspective, the authors reflect on how prisoners perceptions differ depending on gender, age, educational level, learning difficulties, length of a prison sentence, and whether the prisoners express a desire to participate in education or not.

I highly recommend everyone to read these in order to reflect on the importance of adult learning in prisons. It can give a wider perspective on how life can have a diverse meaning for prisoners, how significantly improve the feeling of being part of the society after prison. Understanding why AE makes inmates feel more self-confident on the competences they have and the knowledge they acquire, helps to realise that a community can live in a better way with the concrete application of adult education.  

You can now consult the articles here on SkillHUBS Community of Practice and via these links: