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Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at The Open University

Rod Earle and James Mehigan

Abstract

Degrees of Freedom is the first book to examine The Open University’s pioneering work with people in prison. This unique book gives voice to prisoners and ex-prisoners whose lives have been transformed by education. The first five chapters offer analysis from OU academics on the history and contexts of OU prison education. The other nine chapters are from people with first-hand experience of studying with the OU in prison. These vivid personal testimonies are supplemented by nine shorter reflective vignettes that combine to demonstrate the diversity of interest and experience among OU students ... More

Keywords: Prison, Education, Prisoners, Voice, The Open University

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447353065
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447353065.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rod Earle, editor
The Open University

James Mehigan, editor
University of Canterbury

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Contents

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2 From prisoner to student

Ruth McFarlane and Anne Pike

7 From despair to hope

Margaret Gough

8 Straight up! From HMP to PhD

Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski