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Environ 11 millions de personnes sont emprisonnées dans le monde, un chiffre en constante augmentation. De nombreuses prisons sont surpeuplées et en situation de crise, incapables de fournir une éducation − un droit humain fondamental auquel tous les prisonniers devraient avoir accès. Pour identifier les tendances actuelles, les progrès et les défis de l'éducation en milieu carcéral au niveau mondial, l'Institut de l'UNESCO pour l'apprentissage tout au long de la vie (UIL) a publié « L'Éducation en prison : Revue de littérature francophone ».

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Year of publication:
2021

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Approximately 11 million people are in prisons worldwide, a number that is constantly growing. Many prisons are overcrowded and at crisis point, unable to provide education – a fundamental human right to which all prisoners should have access. To identify current trends, progress and challenges in prison education at a global level, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has published Education in prison: A literature review .

The publication recognizes the variety of understandings of the concept...

Year of publication:
2021
No. of pages:
110

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The human right to education is particularly important in the prison environment, as prisoners often come from disadvantaged socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

This publication explores the extent to which prison authorities fulfil their societal mandate to rehabilitate and reintegrate inmates by enabling them to use prison libraries to pursue their right to education.

Reading and using a prison library can open up a world beyond prison bars, allowing prisoners to forget for a time the harsh reality of prison life and empower them to choose their own reading...

Author/Editor:
Lisa Krolak
Year of publication:
2019
No. of pages:
50

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There are millions of people in prisons and other correctional institutions throughout the world. Most of them have no higher vocational or other advanced education, and even in countries with a universal right of access to 10 or more years of schooling, a large minority – commonly between 25 and 40 per cent – face difficulties in reading, writing and numeracy and in conducting social transactions. The right to basic education in prisons has been shown to be a prerequisite for achieving the internationally agreed goal of ensuring a basic level of education for all.

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Author/Editor:
Sutton; Peter
Year of publication:
1995
No. of pages:
213

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