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Prisoners’ basic skills: what happened to the Government’s commitment?

Brian Creese.  The pace of academic publishing is something most researchers accept, but I’m sure that others feel, as I do, that the excitement of having findings published seems slightly historical as their research has moved on. Or in the case

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If staff shortages mean prisoners can’t reach education, no amount of good practice will help

Brian Creese.  The large attendance at last month’s Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice Sector (CECJS) conference at UCL Institute of Education attested to the new profile prison education enjoys. It comes on the back of the recently completed Coates Review,

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Prison reform: has the revolution begun?

Brian Creese.  Wednesday was an exceptional day for all those involved in prison education. The Coates review, Unlocking Potential: a review of education in prison was published and prison reform took centre stage in the Queen’s Speech. After so many years

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Prisoner literacy levels: a worrying lack of statistics

Brian Creese. NRDC (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy)  ‘When I learned to read at the age of 16 I suddenly got in touch with education, with the chance of becoming a different kind of boy. Not

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Teaching against the odds: education and the criminal justice system

Brian Creese, NRDC (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy) A few years ago I filmed a group of young people in a young offenders institution. The group was doing car maintenance and I found it an

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