How can we teach young prisoners who have failed traditional education?
By: Mark Earley|Published: September 17, 2009 5:29 PM
How can we teach young (specifically black) men in the prison system who have failed the traditional model for education? What are practical ideas? Paul Haak
From Mark Earley:
Many inmates, regardless of their ethnicity, are school dropouts. Many came out of very poor performing school districts, and had little if no parental support in their educational experience. Many have very low reading and writing skills. When possible we encourage the prisoners at a minimum to pursue their GED.
In some prisons we even provide the service through volunteers. It is a highly individualized tutoring and often yields great results. Developing an ability to read and learn can help the inmates go farther in their faith and in life.