The Saskatchewan adult attendance centre project (1979-84) : a case history
Collier, Dilys Mary
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The purpose of this case history was to view the development of the Saskatchewan Adult Attendance Centre Project through the perspective of currently accepted, but selected, adult education philosophy, principles, and techniques. The Project was a mandatory adult education component of Probation Services, a program for adult offenders operated by Saskatchewan Corrections. The story of the evolution from 1979 to 1984 of the two Adult Attendance Centres of the Project, based in the cities of Regina and Saskatoon, was presented in the context of an historical overview of the education of adults in the Corrections systems of Britain, the United States, and Canada. The Attendance Centres were not set up as adult education institutions. They were intended to be cost effective alternatives to incarceration. The study maintained that sentencing that included attendance at the Centres was more cost effective for the provincial government than incarceration or traditional probation. It argued that the kind of education presented to adult probationers in the Centre programs often strayed from currently accepted adult education philosophy, principles, and techniques. None the less, significant potential existed in the Centres for the creation of more meaningful adult education opportunities for persons on probation.
DegreeMaster of Education (M.Ed.)
DepartmentCommunications, Continuing and Vocational Education
ProgramCommunications, Continuing and Vocational Education
SupervisorCarlson, Robert A.
Copyright DateJanuary 1987
John Howard Society
Federal correctional policy in Canada
English prison education
Federal correctional policy
Elizabeth Fry Society
Canadian Department of the Solicitor General
Canadian justice system
Canadian justice system and Aboriginal peoples
Canadian corrections system and Aboriginal peoples
criminal justice system
Canada's penitentiary system
British correctional system
British adult education
British Prison Education
Australian attendance centre
Australian adult education
adult continuing education
adult attendance centre
adult education principles
adult education in the corrections system
Saskatchewan correctional system
Saskatchewan Department of Social Services
Saskatchewan Department of Justice
Prairie Justice Research
penitentiaries in the United States
Robert A. Carlson
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