Report from the European Prison Education Association
Behan, Cormac, Journal of Correctional Education
European Prison Education Association International Conference 2009
The 12th International European Prison Education Association (EPEA) conference will take place in Cyprus from 29th October to 1 st November 2009. The conference title is Liberation through Education. The conference will provide a mix of analysis, dialogue and practice drawing on a diverse range of activities taking place internationally within the field of prison education. It will provide participants with opportunities to exchange best practice, showcase their work, meet fellow educators and develop ideas and pedagogy that will feed into their professional development which they can bring back to their colleagues and students.
The conference will facilitate prison education practitioners; providers and policy makers to explore innovative developments as well as best practice, exchange research findings and new project and programme strategies. The conference is an ideal opportunity for sharing of ideas and experiences among those interested in prison education.
The conference will focus on a number of key themes such as the Education of Juveniles in Prison, the Role of the Creative Arts in the Prison Curriculum and Pre and Post-release Initiatives. The conference objectives are to:
* Provide an international forum for discussion on the meaning of prison education and related conference themes.
* Share information on a range of prison education practices, programmes and projects.
* Explore the concept and relevance of prison education within rapidly changing attitudes to imprisonment and an unfavourable economic climate.
* Disseminate information regarding best practice and innovative strategies taking place internationally.
* Outline current research findings relevant to prison education.
* Facilitate networking among the EPEA membership and others interested in prison education.
* Showcase examples of best practice either through workshops presentations or poster workshop exhibits.
As with all previous conferences the presentations will be accessible after the conference on the EPEA website, www.epea.org where further details about the conference and the EPEA are available.
For those who may not be familiar with the EPEA, one of the main objectives is to promote the education of prisoners according to the Council of Europe Recommendation No. R (89):12. This recommends the governments of member States of the Council of Europe implement policies which recognise the …
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Publication information: Article title: Report from the European Prison Education Association. Contributors: Behan, Cormac - Author. Journal title: Journal of Correctional Education. Volume: 60. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2009. Page number: 6+. © Correctional Education Association Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.