Education at Penitentiary Institutions in Some Post-Soviet Countries
Keywords:prison education, post-Soviet countries, re-socialization, andragogy, right to education, access to and accessibility of education
This article aims to discuss the organization of education for persons held in penitentiary institutions in 4 post-Soviet countries (Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine). This discussion focuses on the relevant governing legislation, and approaches related to different education levels in target countries are being reviewed and mapped. The article is based on a review of social-pedagogical literature pertaining to the goals of education in penitentiaries and a study, summary, and analysis of the processes and documents related to the educational programs implemented in the penitentiaries of the mentioned countries.
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