A race to the bottom – prison education and the English and Welsh policy context

  title={A race to the bottom – prison education and the English and Welsh policy context},
  author={Gerry Czerniawski},
  journal={Journal of Education Policy},
  pages={198 - 212}
This article examines prison education in England and Wales arguing that a disjuncture exists between the policy rhetoric of entitlement to education in prison at the European level and the playing out of that entitlement in English and Welsh prisons. Caught between conflicting discourses around a need to combat recidivism and a need for incarceration, prison education in England exists within a policy context informed, in part, by an international human rights agenda on the one hand and global… 

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