A Nordic Expedition in Prison Education: Monica Giblin & Catherine Byrne
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The idea started over a coffee one summer afternoon in the Phoenix Park when Catherine and I decided that we needed to learn more about prison education abroad. And Sweden was our choice. Catherine was in touch with Linda Ahl … Read More

Multiplier Event
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Transnational Peer Review for Quality Assurance VNFIL Extended Dates (TBC): 4 or 5 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium Duration: half a day (might be held during the two-day European Conference on Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning) Cost: free The aim … Read More

New Enterprise Initiatives in Irish Prison Education
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Late 2017 there were pilot enterprise education courses run in Midlands & Portlaoise Prisons, Portlaoise, Ireland. These courses were run in partnership with Local Enterprise Office in Laois & the Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board and with the … Read More

Transformative Nature of Education in Prison
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Job-shadow United Kingdom, Prisoners Education Trust As adults, we often see education as belonging to our past, something that we have completed. However, in prisons it is an important part of the rehabilitation program. However, the way education is organized … Read More

Family Links – An Initiative Project Offering Supports To Parents In Prison & Their Families
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Background: In 2013, following extensive consultation on models of best practice by the Irish Prison Service (IPS), a partnership was formed between CDI, the IPS and the Parents Plus Charity to design and deliver an initiative project offering supports to parents in … Read More

Japanese Braiding in an Irish Prison
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January and February of 2017 saw visiting artist Mary Timmons begin an art project in Cork Prison, Ireland. Mary worked alongside the craft teacher, Lorraine Higgins, to introduce the new skills of reverse applique and Japanese Braiding to the students. … Read More

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