Changing Perceptions: Teaching Literacy in Correctional Facilities (2013)

This document is part of Stories from the Field, a research project designed to identify the principles and practices that best support literacy learning and teaching.

Inmates in Canadian correctional institutions are three times as likely as the rest of the population to have literacy problems, the author notes. They also struggle with the impact of violence and trauma on learning, both the violence they have committed and the violence that has occurred in their lives.

Numerous studies have shown a link between prison-based education and literacy programs, and higher rates of successful rehabilitation. The author shares insights from practitioners who teach literacy and life skills in the correctional system.

As well, she describes the findings of research into the impact of violence on learning, pointing out that learners carry the weight of their experiences with violence into the classroom.

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Sandra Loschnig. Changing Perceptions: Teaching Literacy in Correctional Facilities 2013. Web. 18 Jan. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/bowvalley/changing_perceptions/changing_perceptions.pdf>
Sandra Loschnig (2013). Changing Perceptions: Teaching Literacy in Correctional Facilities. Retrieved January 18, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/bowvalley/changing_perceptions/changing_perceptions.pdf
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