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The Resource Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform, Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters

Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform, Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters

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Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform
Title
Prison vocational education and policy in the United States
Title remainder
a critical perspective on evidence-based reform
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Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores California's prison system in the context of vocational education reform. For prisons in the early twenty-first century, ideologies of evidence-based management meant that reform efforts to change the purpose of prisons from punishment to rehabilitation through vocational education required evidence" to justify policy prescriptions. Yet who determines what constitutes evidence? In political environments, solution s are typically pre-conceived, which means that the nature of the evidence collected is also preconceived. As a result, key assumptions about outcomes are often wished away to show improvement and be accountable. Through a detailed analysis interspersed with stories from the authors' experiences "behind the wall" among California's prison population, the authors challenge the nature of evidence-based research as used in the prison environment. In the process they describe the thorny problems facing reformers.
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Dick, Andrew J
Dewey number
365/.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9475.U62
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rich, William
  • Waters, Tony
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  • Prisons
  • Prisoners
  • Criminals
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Criminals
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • California
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Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform, Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Structure and thesis of the book -- Applied research in California's prisons -- Prison logic meets educational research logic: The undiscussables of evidence-based decision-making -- Vignette: could the prisoner be my son? -- Report: vocational education in California prisons: a comprehensive evaluation of twelve courses -- Report: literature review -- Vignette: sunglasses -- Vignette: greenhouses -- Report: methods -- Report: results research questions -- Vignette: shifting bureaucratic sands and work stoppages -- Vignette: I'm all good -- Report: discussion -- Vignette: educators only whisper in a custody world -- Report: recommendations and conclusion -- Vignette: denial of love and the birds of desert rose -- Vignette: life without parole and "could be worse" -- Evidence-based decision making and the rise and fall of rehabilitation in California's prisons 2005-2012
Control code
956376334
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137564696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781137564689
Other physical details
1 illustration
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10.1057/978-1-137-56469-6
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)956376334
Label
Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform, Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Structure and thesis of the book -- Applied research in California's prisons -- Prison logic meets educational research logic: The undiscussables of evidence-based decision-making -- Vignette: could the prisoner be my son? -- Report: vocational education in California prisons: a comprehensive evaluation of twelve courses -- Report: literature review -- Vignette: sunglasses -- Vignette: greenhouses -- Report: methods -- Report: results research questions -- Vignette: shifting bureaucratic sands and work stoppages -- Vignette: I'm all good -- Report: discussion -- Vignette: educators only whisper in a custody world -- Report: recommendations and conclusion -- Vignette: denial of love and the birds of desert rose -- Vignette: life without parole and "could be worse" -- Evidence-based decision making and the rise and fall of rehabilitation in California's prisons 2005-2012
Control code
956376334
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137564696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781137564689
Other physical details
1 illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10.1057/978-1-137-56469-6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956376334

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