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Offender Learning and Prison Education

Wilkinson, Sharron


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Dr Sharron Wilkinson
Lecturer and Programme Director, Postgraduate Taught Programmes (PGT) Education


Jonathan Tummons


Using concepts drawn from complexity, organizational and management theories, the chapter considers the role and purpose of prison education and its place within the English prison system. What it is like to work in offender learning and the experiences of the prison education workforce are not widely known. The chapter aims to shed light on this part of the FE sector and the experiences of those who work in it.


Wilkinson, S. (2020). Offender Learning and Prison Education. In J. Tummons (Ed.), PCET: Learning and teaching in the post compulsory sector (219-231). London: SAGE Publications

Publication Date Jan 1, 2020
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2020
Publisher SAGE Publications
Pages 219-231
Book Title PCET: Learning and teaching in the post compulsory sector
Chapter Number 17
ISBN 9781526460219; 9781526460226
Keywords prison education; nested organisations; policy impact; complex adaptive systems; stakeholders
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