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03 Nov 2022 | Prison Education News , Wednesday Webinars

Wednesday Webinar: Family learning in prisons

In this webinar, we are joined by Prison Advice and Care Trust, Prison Reading Groups, National Literacy Trust, and The Reading Agency, to discuss family learning in prisons. The session is chaired by Jonathan Gilbert – PLA Steering Committee member and former prisoner – who reflects on the impact initiatives such as these had on him, and his family, while in prison.

04 Oct 2022 | PLA Events , Prison Education News , Wednesday Webinars

Wednesday Webinar: The educational experiences of men in prison

In this webinar, we are joined by Dr Helen Nichols, author of Understanding the Educational Experiences of Imprisoned Men, to to talk about how education is used by men in prison to cope with prison life, to reconsider their identity and to develop and maintain relationships.

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28 Oct 2021 | PLA Events , Wednesday Webinars

Wednesday Webinar: Unlocking the Power of Reading with Shannon Trust

50% of people in prison cannot read, or struggle to. Shannon Trust inspires and trains prisoners who can read to teach prisoners who can’t. In conversation with CEO of Shannon Trust, Ian Merrill, at our recent webinar attendees discussed basic literacy amongst people in prison, and the approach to this issue in the criminal justice system.   ‘Learning to read can be […]

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08 Jul 2021 | Wednesday Webinars

Wednesday Webinar: Learning After Lockdown

Developing the prison curriculum is a priority for the PLA, following consultation with our members. This webinar looks at how educators can engage and reengage prison learners as lockdown eases.     In this webinar we consider the implications of potential changes to the prison regime, the impacts of lockdown on education progression, and the […]

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