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Education for Young People in Custody in England: Reflections on Policy and Practice

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 11:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Speaker: Dr Caroline Lanskey

In April 2010 local authorities took over responsibility for the education of young people in Young Offender Institutions and Secure Training Centres in England. The recent legislative changes provided a timely opportunity for reflection on the provision of education for young people in secure institutions in this country. Drawing on examples from recent policy and research the paper reflected on tensions in the relationship between educational and penal agenda, with particular regard to notions of 'punishment' and 'citizenship' and the classification of young people as 'offenders'.