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The Learning Conference 2003

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Books in Prison Literacy Reading and Writing - Changing Lifestyles

Lynn Dawson.

Developments in literacy instruction has found the need for emphasis on comprehension reading writing and lifestyle skills needed for employment after prison sentences and positive family development.

'Reading with Children' programmes assist in development and up-skilling of reading levels that all members of the family can benefit from.

Good reading and writing skills develop family participation and assist in the reintegration of inmates back into the family unit. This leads to new and exciting employment prospects and lifestyle developments.


Lynn Dawson  (New Zealand)


Programs of literacy reading writing mentoring & lifestyle developments that assist women inmates to build a better life for themselves and their families when they return to their own communities

  • Literacy reading and writing programmes make positive changes to inmate lifestyles.
  • Emphasis on comprehension skills and up-skilling reading levels.
  • Development of reading skills that benefit all the family.
  • Re-integration back into the family unit.
  • Improvement in employment opportunities and lifestyle developments.
Person as Subject
  • Women inmates in Prison

(30 min Conference Paper, English)