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Making the Connection Update

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Making the Connection is an Australian Government funded project. Track Project Activities, World and Australian News and Trends relating to Higher Education in Prisons and Corrections Centres. by Stephen Seymour
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This is the latest project update. Great news! Our project has been granted an extension until the end of 2017!
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From Shackles to School: Should Prisoners Have Access to Education?

From Shackles to School: Should Prisoners Have Access to Education? | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
I’m a huge fan of TED Talks, and the other day I watched one in particular that left me thinking. In an emotionally charged speech entitled “How we’re priming
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Some services can't be measured by accounting firms. Prison education is one of them | Catharine Lumby

Some services can't be measured by accounting firms. Prison education is one of them | Catharine Lumby | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Qualified prison educators are being replaced by outsourced trainers in NSW prisons, following a KPMG report. But the move could end up being a false saving
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Berkeley alumni's program to educate prisoners receives National Humanities Medal | The Daily Californian

Berkeley alumni's program to educate prisoners receives National Humanities Medal | The Daily Californian | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
The Prison University Project will be awarded the National Humanities Medal at the White House on Thursday for its efforts to provide the currently incarcerated with higher education.Read More…
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Making the Connection Update

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Making the Connection Update, by Stephen Seymour: Making the Connection is an Australian Government funded project. Track Project Activities, World and Australian News and Trends relating to Higher Education in Prisons and Corrections Centres.
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PERSONAL DEVICES TO SUPPORT PRISONERS IN THEIR TERTIARY STUDIES

PERSONAL DEVICES TO SUPPORT PRISONERS IN THEIR TERTIARY STUDIES | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
PERSONAL DEVICES TO SUPPORT PRISONERS IN THEIR TERTIARY STUDIES The successful partnership between QCS and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is continuing through the “Making the Connection” project, with the introduction of personal devices for prisoners participating in tertiary education. Education can be life changing, and supports
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Skype, iPads and in-cell education at heart of major prisons shakeup

Skype, iPads and in-cell education at heart of major prisons shakeup | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Prisons education review to be published alongside Queen’s speech that is designed to improve life chances of most disadvantaged in UK
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Philosophy in prison

Philosophy in prison | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy through the Prison University Project, bringing college-level classes to inmates of San Quentin State Prison.
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I coached the West Point debate team that lost to prison students. What we learned was invaluable.

I coached the West Point debate team that lost to prison students. What we learned was invaluable. | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
The debate between prisoners and cadets is a unique opportunity for our young leaders to be exposed to a community and culture that is often ostracized and by definition segregated from society.
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New scheme launched to teach “design thinking” to prisoners

New scheme launched to teach “design thinking” to prisoners | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Design Against Crime Research Centre has been joined by other partners to launch the Makeright initiative, which is calling for designer volunteers.
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Inside stories from a prison book group

Inside stories from a prison book group | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
From The Hunger Games to Zadie Smith: a visit to HMP Thameside’s weekly event reveals just how powerfully books can bring people together
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Books are so important and yet prison libraries are often so poor.
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Prison Program Turns Inmates Into Intellectuals

Prison Program Turns Inmates Into Intellectuals | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
For too long we have thought about prison education almost exclusively in terms of reduced recidivism. But in some sense this is an inadequate metric, neglecting opportunities available to prisoners who pursue and complete higher learning.
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Improving learning inside Folsom prison

Improving learning inside Folsom prison | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
A new project by Pearson is providing inmates at a Californian prison with e-books
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Is this a great opportunity or opening up the very vulnerable to predatory practices?
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Global lessons in prison education

Global lessons in prison education | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it

13th October marks the first International Day of Education in Prisons, commemorating recommendations for the education of prisoners made by the Council of Europe in 1989. To celebrate, we highlight some prison education initiatives from around the world.

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Our project has been highlighted in this article from the Prisoners' Education Trust to celebrate World Prison Education Day!
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Online behind bars: if internet access is a human right, should prisoners have it?

Online behind bars: if internet access is a human right, should prisoners have it? | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
It makes prison officials nervous, but campaigners and tech companies argue that getting inmates digitally connected will help with rehabilitation
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Making the Connection Update

Making the Connection Update | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Making the Connection is an Australian Government funded project. Track Project Activities, World and Australian News and Trends relating to Higher Education in Prisons and Corrections Centres. by Stephen Seymour
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This is the latest round up from around the sector about prisoner education and project news.
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Making the Connection Update

Making the Connection Update | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Making the Connection is an Australian Government funded project. Track Project Activities, World and Australian News and Trends relating to Higher Education in Prisons and Corrections Centres. by Stephen Seymour
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This is the latest project update. We're introducing digital technologies into prisons to provide access to higher education and all without the Internet!
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Making the Connection Update

Making the Connection Update | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Making the Connection Update, by Stephen Seymour: Making the Connection is an Australian Government funded project. Track Project Activities, World and Australian News and Trends relating to Higher Education in Prisons and Corrections Centres.
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This week a special issue around the controversies in NT Youth Detention.
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College Returns to Prison; Hope Is Fewer Prisoners Will

College Returns to Prison; Hope Is Fewer Prisoners Will | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Renewed access to federal Pell Grants could mean a college education for thousands of inmates — and possibly fewer of them returning to prison.
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When inmates of Goa jail signed up for Bachelors and Masters degrees - SocialStory

When inmates of Goa jail signed up for Bachelors and Masters degrees - SocialStory | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Goa's modern jail believes in correctional treatment
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More than 70 teaching staff in NSW prisons to go under education shake-up

More than 70 teaching staff in NSW prisons to go under education shake-up | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
The New South Wales Government defends a major overhaul of education in the prison system.
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A worrying turn of events.
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Making the Connection Update

Making the Connection Update, by Stephen Seymour: Making the Connection is an Australian Government funded project. Track Project Activities, World and Australian News and Trends relating to Higher Education in Prisons and Corrections Centres.
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This is the latest newsletter about our project and news in the sector. #prisoneducation #edtech #edchat #educhat
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Inside information: Students and prisoners study together in course that reveals the power of collaborative education

Inside information: Students and prisoners study together in course that reveals the power of collaborative education | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
The wealth of untapped academic talent inside the criminal justice system has been illuminated by a ground-breaking project in which people in prison studied in equal partnership with Cambridge students.
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Greenwich group hears triumphant tale of former prisoner

Greenwich group hears triumphant tale of former prisoner | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
GREENWICH — Sean Pica was in five maximum security prisons as an inmate starting at age 16. [...] Pica, convicted of murder as a teen, spoke Wednesday at the Retired Men’s Association in a dual role, as former inmate and executive director of Hudson Link, which brings higher education opportunities to prison to allow people to build a better life for themselves when they are released. Speaking before a crowd of more than 150, Pica described his prison years, from his conviction as a 16-year-old felon entering a New York jail when he still had braces on to his parole in 2002 after serving 16 years of a 24-year sentence. [...] the fact is for my family, for community and for you guys, how do you want me and my colleagues to come back? Because if I sat in that prison for two decades doing nothing but working on my GED and playing basketball, I’d be like most guys who went back to what I was doing before or worse. “Picture a prison yard where you see a gentlemen teaching other young men who had just gotten into the prison system,” Pica said.
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Bring Teach First graduate scheme to prisons, review to recommend

Bring Teach First graduate scheme to prisons, review to recommend | Digital literacies for incarcerated students | Scoop.it
Sally Coates recruited some of the first Teach First graduates and is known for turning around a failing academy. Can she do the same for teaching in jails?
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