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Putting pedagogy into practice (Prisoner Learning Academic Network)

PERU is delighted to host the second in a series of seminars run by the Prison Learning Academic Network (PLAN) that challenge current discourses in the field of education in prison.  This seminar considers the question of translating pedagogy…


Kirstine Szifris appointed vice-Chair of Prisoner Learning Academic Network

Kirstine Szifris has been appointed the vice-Chair of Prisoner Learning Academic Network (PLAN). This network is hosted by the Prisoners’ Education Trust and aims to develop a multi-disciplinary network of academics interested in prison education.…


Functional Skills in Prison: The Case For a Randomised Controlled Trial

This report presents findings from a feasibility study that explores the potential for running a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to test the effects of functional skills training in prisons. It sets out a design for a pilot trial ahead of a much larger…


Functional Skills in Prison (Randomised Controlled Trial) - A Pilot Study

This programme of work aims to improve understanding of ‘best’ practice in functional skills education in England and Wales. As part of this, we are also seeking to develop our understanding of how to deliver a randomised controlled trial…


Professor Sir Martin Narey's inaugural lecture published

In his inaugural lecture in March, PERU’s Visiting Professor Sir Martin Narey reflected on the links between care, custody, alcohol and child neglect, and argued that the “…children’s care system is the UK’s hidden public…

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