Higher Education Accessibility Behind and Beyond Prison Walls

Higher Education Accessibility Behind and Beyond Prison Walls

Dani V. McMay (State University of New York at Fredonia, USA) and Rebekah D. Kimble (Via Evaluation, USA)
Release Date: April, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 335
ISBN13: 9781799830566|ISBN10: 179983056X|EISBN13: 9781799830573|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3056-6

Description

Numerous studies indicate that completing a college degree reduces an individual’s likelihood of recidivating. However, there is little research available to inform best practices for running college programs inside jails or prisons or supporting returning citizens who want to complete a college degree.

Higher Education Accessibility Behind and Beyond Prison Walls examines program development and pedagogical techniques in the area of higher education for students who are currently incarcerated or completing a degree post-incarceration. Drawing on the experiences of program administrators and professors from across the country, it offers best practices for (1) developing, running, and teaching in college programs offered inside jails and prisons and (2) providing adequate support to returning citizens who wish to complete a college degree. This book is intended to be a resource for college administrators, staff, and professors running or teaching in programs inside jails or prisons or supporting returning citizens on traditional college campuses.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • College Classes in Jails
  • College-In-Prison Programs
  • Corrections and Community Partnerships
  • Curriculum Development
  • Financial Aid
  • Higher Education
  • Nontraditional Students
  • Pedagogy
  • Returning Citizens
  • Second Chance Pell
  • Student Engagement

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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