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Education Behind the Wall: Why and How We Teach College in Prison
edited by Mneesha Gellman
Brandeis University Press, 2022
Cloth: 978-1-68458-105-4 | eISBN: 978-1-68458-107-8 | Paper: 978-1-68458-106-1
Library of Congress Classification HV8875.E437 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 365.666


An edited volume reflecting on different aspects of teaching in prison and different points of view.

This book seeks to address some of the major issues faced by faculty who are teaching college classes for incarcerated students. Composed of a series of case studies meant to showcase the strengths and challenges of teaching a range of different disciplines in prison, this volume brings together scholars who articulate some of the best practices for teaching their expertise inside alongside honest reflections on the reality of educational implementation in a constrained environment. The book not only provides essential guidance for faculty interested in developing their own courses to teach in prisons, but also places the work of higher education in prisons in philosophical context with regards to racial, economic, social, and gender-based issues. Rather than solely a how-to handbook, this volume also helps readers think through the trade-offs that happen when teaching inside, and about how to ensure the full integrity of college access for incarcerated students.

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