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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Learning in prisons

From April 24th to April 28th 2017 the Flemish Support Center for Adult Education (Vocvo) hosted the international training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’ for teachers, education coordinators and others interested in the theme. Nineteen people from 6 countries (Norway, Georgia, France, Spain, Greece and Belgium) participated in the training week. The training gave them an idea of how prison education is organized in Flanders and Brussels. They were introduced in practice and policy of the Flemish prison education system. The participants shared how prison education was organised in their countries. In this EPALE e-zine you find out about the activities during this week, but you can also find other interesting content about prison eduation in Europe in EPALE's database.
At the international training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’ in April, Flavia Lucidi gave the participants some information about how prison education works in France. Flavia works for Infrep, a vocational education training centre.
At the International training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’, Wim Ipers, told his international colleagues something more about the particularities of teaching in Brussels' prisons. Wim is a teacher of the center for basic education 'Brusselleer' and has been teaching in Brussels' prisons since 1998. Here you can read what's so specific about teaching in a Brussels' prison, what's the philosophy behind teaching in prison, and what the main obstacles and challenges are.
Monica Vattedal Helgesen is a language teacher in Vik prison, a tiny prison on the western part of Norway. At the international training week ‘Education behind Belgian Bars’ she told the participants more about prison education in Norway.
From April 24th to April 28th 2017 the Flemish Support Center for Adult Education (Vocvo) hosted the international training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’ for teachers, education coordinators and other interested stakeholders in prison education in Mechelen, Belgium. Nineteen people from 6 countries (Norway, Georgia, France, Spain, Greece and Belgium) participated in the training week. The training provided them an idea of how prison education is organized in Flanders and Brussels. Visits to four prisons in or nearby Mechelen were scheduled. These were the starting point for discussion and exchange. Further topics for discussion were, amongst others, language education, ICT and e-learning and vocational education in prison. Here you can find a full report of this week.
From April 24th to April 28th 2017 the Flemish Support Center for Adult Education (Vocvo) hosted the international training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’ for teachers, education coordinators and other interested stakeholders in prison education. It turned out a big success. Soon you will find a full report on EPALE. For now you can read here what the participants and the organizers learned about prison education in Belgium (Flanders), France, Georgia, Greece, Spain, and Norway.