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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Learning in prisons

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| 15 June 2020
| by Bojan Ljujić

After the finalization of the BATPE curriculum and manual the dissemination activities within the project were initiated (this happened right after the 15th of January 2020). The stage of evaluation of the project results started after the 1st of February 2020. Evaluation of the project results (according to the project application) was focused on investigating perception of those who were previously provided with BATPE curriculum and manual. 

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| 11 June 2020
| by NSS UK

What makes EPALE’s 5th birthday so special for us? The EPALE UK NSS team has contributed and helped community members submit more than 1,500 pieces of content to EPALE. We’d like to celebrate this milestone with you by highlighting some of our most popular publications over the years.

Jamie and Justin on scooters in Warsaw

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| 16 December 2019
| by Justin Coleman
EPALE UK Ambassador and Reference Group Member for Wales, Justin Coleman describes his experiences while attending the EPALE Stakeholder Conference 2019 in Warsaw with colleague Jamie Grundy. He explores the meaning of 'Bildung' and what can be learned from Nordic learning practices, as well as the cultural identity of Warsaw and how the conference helped him to answer major questions concerning adult education and the Criminal Justice Sector.

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| 13 December 2019
| by Miranda Trouabal
There were 4,015 people in prison custody in Ireland in 2019, half of whom left school before they were 15 years old (Community Needs Analysis, Meaney, 2019). The rate of imprisonment in Ireland is approximately 81 per 100,000 of the general population (Irish Penal Reform Trust, 2019). Trying to ascertain figures for prisoners currently participating in education is difficult as the information is ambiguous.

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| 12 December 2019
| by Mary Mitchell
Adult literacy in our society and thoughts on how educators can implement small changes in health, family, and prisons to empower our learners and make a real change in our society

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| 27 November 2019
| by Susanne Haferburg

Before being released, prisoners face the huge challenge of taking their lives into their own hands and envisaging a suitable professional career for themselves. Identifying their own strengths and competencies helps them to see the wide range of job possibilities available to them. ProfilPASS counselling does just that.

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| 3 October 2019
| by Natália Correlo

O Kerigma – Instituto de Inovação e Desenvolvimento Social de Barcelos em conjunto com outras organizações europeias da Itália, da Grécia e do Chipre está a desenvolver um projecto de educação de adultos, apoiado pelo programa Erasmus+, denominado de STEPS – Supporting Ties in the Education of Prisoners/Ap

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| 28 May 2020
| by Bojan Ljujić
According to the working plan during the BATPE project extension BATPE curriculum and BATPE manual were finalized by the 15th of January 2020. These two documents represent intellectual outputs and main results of the BATPE project. After the finalization of the BATPE curriculum and manual the dissemination activities within the project were initiated (this happened right after the 15th of January 2020).

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| 1 April 2020
| by Jamie Grundy

On Friday April 3, Jamie Grundy will deliver a free live webinar for his recently published book on the intersection of prison and sport education. He will read extracts from '90 Minutes of Freedom' - including real stories of the only prisoner football team in Wales - and answer questions about the writing of this book.

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| 16 January 2020
| by NSS UK

The Ministry of Justice will be awarding £54m in funding for regions in England to develop Resettlement Hubs that will provide offenders with a safe space to build media, arts, crafts and sports skills and immerse themselves in non-formal methods of learning with the ultimate aim of reducing the risk of reoffending on release. Both offenders that have served sentences in custody and those that have served community sentences are eligible to participate. Funding will be awarded in late 2020 and contracts will run from 2021 to 2023.

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| 20 November 2019
| by NSS UK

The HMI Prisons Stakeholder Survey is now live and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons is kindly asking for stakeholders to come forward and share their feedback to help inform future business planning. Many of the questions focus on improving usability and navigation on their website. Findings will be available online in early 2020.

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Webinar: Prisons and prison education during COVID-19

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) logo: Education 2030

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) cordially invites you to a webinar on prison education during COVID-19 to discuss the situation in prisons, looking at the impact of the crisis on prison education, but also the opportunities to use prison education as part of the response. All interested representatives from prison administrations, the education sector, UNESCO GNLC member cities and non-members, are invited to join the online event, share their experiences and learn from each other.

Wednesday 13 May 2020, Spain

Coloquio online "Miradas a la EPA desde la experiencia"

El próximo miércoles 13 de mayo a las 11:00 horas se celebrará el coloquio "Miradas a la EPA desde la experiencia", organizado por el Centro de Profesorado Ángel Sanz Briz de Teruel, en colaboración con la Unidad de Educación Permanente y a Distancia del Departamento de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de Aragón.
Monday 21 September 2020 to Friday 25 September 2020, France

SERA+ (SEcularism and RAdicalisation)

SERA+ is a comprehensive educational program of more than 1,500 hours dedicated to both those detained and identified as radicalized or at risk of radicalization hosted in prisons, as well as target groups (early school leavers, social day activity centres, underprivileged neighbourhoods, …)  that move freely but can evolve towards violent extremist phenomena.

Friday 3 April 2020, Wales

90 Minutes of Freedom by Jamie Grundy - Author reading plus live Q & A

90 Minutes of Freedom book cover

Jamie Grundy will deliver a free live webinar for his recently published book on the intersection of prison and sport education. He will read extracts from '90 Minutes of Freedom' - including real stories of the only prisoner football team in Wales - and answer questions about the writing of this book.

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| 10 June 2020
| by Uros Velickovic

Custodial sentences are aimed at preventing inmates from perpetrating additional criminal offenses once their sentence ends. Criminal recidivism rate in Serbia ranges from 50% to 70%, which implies that the proclaimed goal of custodial sentences is seldom achieved. Therefore, the criticism of the concept of custodial sentences seems justifiable. Predominantly based on segregation and isolation, custodial sentences do not contribute to the reduction of recidivism if no adequate treatment programmes are implemented throughout their duration.

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| 21 January 2020
| by NSS UK

Authored by David Hanson MP, the Welsh government's report on its own involvement with prison skills provision, education and employment opportunities was released in March 2019. It provides a detailed view of the government's actions and makes 22 recommendations to the Wlesh government concerning improvements to the services they offer offenders. 

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| 20 January 2020
| by Bojan Ljujić
Basic Andragogical Training for Prison Educators Manual represents one of the intellectual outputs developed within the project Basic Andragogical Training for Prison Educators (BATPE) supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (project ID number: 2018-1-RS01-KA204-000433). Coordinator of the project is Serbian Association of Andragogists (SAA) from Belgrade (Serbia). The partners on the project are Koinè, the voluntary organization from San Felice a Cancello (Italy) and Gebze Public Education Center (GPEC) from Gebze (Turkey). Basic Andragogical Training for Prison Educators Manual is dedicated to trainers who will be carrying out the BATPE training. The BATPE training is devoted to the educators that are engaged within educational affairs within correctional institutions – teachers for adult prisoners. The application of BATPE manual should help trainers to equip teachers that work in correctional institutions with required competencies needed for educational work with prisoners in optimal manner. These competencies refer to: psychology of learners in prisons; didactics; communicational and social aspects; professional and soft skills development; planning and organization; and evaluation and assessment.

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| 20 January 2020
| by Bojan Ljujić
Basic Andragogical Training for Prison Educators Curriculum is dedicated to trainers who will be carrying out the BATPE training. The BATPE training is devoted to the educators that are engaged within educational affairs within correctional institutions – teachers for adult prisoners. The application of BATPE curriculum should help trainers to equip teachers that work in correctional institutions with required competencies needed for educational work with prisoners in optimal manner. These competencies refer to: psychology of learners in prisons; didactics; communicational and social aspects; professional and soft skills development; planning and organization; and evaluation and assessment.

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| 3 December 2019
| by Györgyi Bajka

From a lifelong learning perspective, education during incarceration is crucial for prisoners’ rehabilitation. This article describes the authors’ development of their Perceived Barriers to Prison Education Scale (PBPES) and examines what deters prisoners from participating in education during their incarceration, how their perceptions differ depending on gender, age, educational level, learning difficulties, length of prison sentence, and whether the prisoners express a desire to participate in education or not.

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| 27 November 2019
| by NSS UK

Through the Erasmus+ Active Citizenship project, the Prisoners’ Education Trust has released the Citizenship Inside: A guide to creating active participation in prisons toolkit designed to be used by prisoners, prison staff and the voluntary sector to help drive engagement with active citizenship in prisons and prepare those in custody to have a positive experience when they are released.  

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| 19 November 2019
| by NSS UK

Dyslexia Consultancy Malvern has released a new series of booklets that can be used as guides by people working with prisoners who have Learning Difficulties. They take into account changes brought about by the 2019 Prison Reforms. Eight booklets are included in the collection and a self-assessment audit sheet and PowerPoint presentation covering issues for consideration are also freely available to download.