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Vocation, vocation: A study of prisoner education for women

Spark, Ceridwen and Harris, Anita (2005) Vocation, vocation: A study of prisoner education for women. Journal of Sociology, 41 (2). pp. 143-161. ISSN 1440-7833

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Abstract

This article addresses the education of women in prison in relation to an emerging area of research and policy concern: vocational training. Using interviews with women prisoners in Victoria, it investigates why inmate women participate in education programmes, what education programmes the women would like to see implemented and what barriers exist in terms of women’s participation in education. Demonstrating the disparity between stated government aims for inmate women’s education and training and the motivations of the women themselves, the authors argue that prisoner education for women ought to be conceptualized in relation to a range of factors and not merely conceived of as a path to employment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22167. corrections policy, gender, prisoner education, prisons, females, women, vocation, vocational training, education programs, work
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 01:07
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 00:31
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8116
DOI: 10.1177/1440783305053232
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