Schooling in a Total Institution: Critical Perspectives on Prison Education (Critical Studies in Education & Culture (Paperback))

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This critical perspective on prison education is a marked departure from a literature dominated by descriptions of the criminal mind and correctional education strategies to cure it. Davidson's contributors are prisoners or former prisoners who finished their schooling in prison, some taking advanced degrees, or social scientists who taught in prisons but are not professional correctional educators. Conventionally, prison education is about correcting cognitive deficiencies and improving job opportunities. Here the issues are schooling as surveillance, as politics, and as a means to reconstruct a historical consciousness that remembers personal histories. The essays examine prison schools as they originated and developed, identify processes of differentiation and segregation, expose contradictions, and recount occurrences of prison resistance. There are chapters on prison education as critical pedagogy, literacy and higher education, women prisoners and education, and the irony that most prisoners believe in the American Dream while often being victims of socioeconomic inequity.

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The first critical examination of prison education written by prisoners and former prisoners that investigates prison schools as other than corrective institutions.

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HOWARD S. DAVIDSON is Assistant Professor of Continuing Education, Continuing Education Division, University of Manitoba, Winnipege He has taught adult basic education in Canadian provincial jails and sociology for Boston University's prison education program. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Prisoners on Prison and author of Just Ask! A Handbook for Instructors of Students Being Treated for Mental Disorders (1993) and Literacy in Context: Reading About Psychology (1992).

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