Empowering Male Prisoners for Meaningful Living

dc.contributor.author Depeza, Hazelann Gibbs
dc.coverage.placeName Trinidad
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean and Americas
dc.date.accessioned 2022-12-06T06:53:17Z
dc.date.available 2022-12-06T06:53:17Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10
dc.description.abstract PCF4 // Life must have meaning that is relevant to an individual's development. This meaning is found in education. But education that is not empowering is not truly education, for education must seek to prepare the student for life and living. // Reading is an essential aspect of education. Illiteracy has been linked to poverty, crime, and low self esteem. But what motivates an individual to learn to read, especially when that individual is an adult, and moreover, that adult is male and incarcerated? // This presentation is the true story of how prisoners at the Maximum Security Prison fell in love with learning to read and with learning to learn and to live via The Empowerment Program. The program is a literacy program that begins with a self esteem component which can be summed up in the caption, "I know I'm somebody, 'cause God don't make no junk!" // Students against whom the odds are stacked need to know that they are loved and that they are worth loving to be brought to that place where they love themselves and are willing to learn to read and achieve in order to develop themselves for meaningful living. // Paper ID 128
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/4825
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
dc.title Empowering Male Prisoners for Meaningful Living
dc.type Working Paper
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