The project was conceived in light of the success of a previous initiative between the partner organizations. Previous project results indicated that theater could be used productively to construct a practical didactical framework to facilitate greater understanding and positive behavioural outcomes. As such theater provides a basis for making tangible and exercising concepts otherwise relegated to the theoretical realm. This idea has been specifically developed to further knowledge and research of theater and literacy in the prison context, with each of the partners addressing particular aspects and developing appropriate methods and processes – taking into account relevant local prison regulations and existing relationships between teaching staff and authorities.Prison is one of the most challenging environments in which to undertake educational projects because of the inherent nature of a detention facility and the characteristics of the majority of the prison population –that is, low levels of formal education and literacy combined with socio-economic disadvantage suffered prior to imprisonment .

 

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