GOVT 3242

GOVT 3242

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

The "school-to-prison track" refers to policies and practices that facilitate the transfer of students out of the school system and into the prison system (including juvenile detention, county jail, immigration detention centers, or adult prison). While all schools participate in the enforcement of rules/laws, the school-to-prison track represents an injection of punitive social policy into the realm of education. The 1994 statutory denial of financial aid for college-aspiring prison inmates also pulled educational policy into alignment with policies aimed at punishment rather than rehabilitation. Programs such as the Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP) have aimed to help construct pathways "back" to college. This course takes a critical analytical look at the intersections of prisons and schooling, emphasizing pedagogy, history, and policy.

When Offered Fall.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: AMST 3142, EDUC 3142, EDUC 3143, GOVT 3142, GOVT 3242.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

  • Compare education policy and correctional policy to the real world of education during and after prison.
  • Analyze their prison classroom experience in the context of the broader criminal justice system.
  • Articulate different philosophies of education/pedagogy as well as different philosophies of prison/corrections.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: EDUC 3142

  • 2-4 Credits Graded

  • 18115GOVT 3242  LEC 001

  • 18185GOVT 3242  DIS 201