Show simple item record Sachdev, Rose en_US 2009-12-03T21:15:57Z 2009-12-03T21:15:57Z 1995-08-01-01:09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier (Sirsi) AIF-7564 en_US
dc.description.abstract Prison education programs exist in Federal and Provincial correctional institutions across Canada. These programs are administered and provided by co-ordinators, trained teachers, volunteers and peer-tutors (other inmates). Previous studies of prison education rely heavily on data from those who administer and provide the programs, and little or no attempt is made to involve the students. The purpose of this study was to explore the relevance of prison education from the inmate-students' perspective. An attempt is made to determine how human agency is manifested in the context of education programs in the correctional setting. The role of human agency is explored in this study by focusing on the thoughts, perceptions and involvement of inmates with their prison education program. Cultural resistance theories provide a conceptual framework for this exploration because of the attention they give to the individual. The findings of this study show clearly that, even within a controlling environment, individuals work to achieve important personal goals. en_US
dc.format.extent [iii], 94 leaves : en_US
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dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
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dc.title Student perceptions of prison education programs : a case study of Stony Mountain Penitentiary en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US Sociology en_US Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US

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