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Transformative Education Behind Bars

Transformative Education
Behind Bars

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Transformative Education Behind Bars (TEBB) partnered nonprofit and university educators to create an agenda in which transformative education behind bars is possible. By gathering lead educators across University of Washington departments and schools, regional institutions of higher education (community colleges, state colleges, and private colleges), and local non-profits, TEBB aimed to research and assess current prison-based education efforts, develop relevant and flexible curriculum to be delivered to populations behind bars in Washington State, co-develop assessment plans for the curriculum and program with all involved stakeholders (including students behind bars), and extend public education about the current prison system and socially just alternatives. In 2010-2011, TEBB hosted a planning retreat, monthly meetings, and a spring symposium to report on and review the year’s research, curriculum, and program development.

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