Innovative Learning Models for Prisoners (Florence University Press, 2016)
“He who opens a school door, closes a prison”
If this idea was true in the social conditions of the late 19th century it is very much alive and relevant in the wake of the 21st century. This idea is behind the research presented in this book, the product of a collaborative work between four educational institutions in four European countries and four penitentiary institutions in the same countries.
As a final comment in this introduction we may argue that such initiatives should be considered as a major social investment whose returns, even though not immediate, could have a lasting effect in most societies. Thus, policy makers and people with authority to implement penitentiary policies should consider the findings very seriously when planning educational programmes and setting up institutional frameworks for implementing them.
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