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Vocation, vocation: a study of prisoner education for women

journal contribution
posted on 2005-06-01, 00:00 authored by C Spark, Anita HarrisAnita Harris
This article addresses the education of women in prison in relation to an emerging area of research and policy concern: vocational training. Using interviews with women prisoners in Victoria, it investigates why inmate women participate in education programmes, what education programmes the women would like to see implemented and what barriers exist in terms of women's participation in education. Demonstrating the disparity between stated government aims for inmate women's education and training and the motivations of the women themselves, the authors argue that prisoner education for women ought to be conceptualized in relation to a range of factors and not merely conceived of as a path to employment.

History

Journal

Journal of Sociology

Volume

41

Issue

2

Pagination

143 - 161

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1440-7833

eISSN

1741-2978

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, The Australian Sociological Association