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The impact of ESB oral communication courses in in HM Prisons - an independent evaluation.

Lookup NU author(s): David Moseley, Professor Jill ClarkORCiD, Dr Vivienne Baumfield, Dr Elaine Hall, Ian Hall, Jennifer Miller


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This report examines how educators and psychologists seek to foster positive thinking, learning and behaviour change in prisons. Part A focuses on the English Speaking Board’s oral communication courses,looking at evidence from observations,interviews and feedback, and at participants’ reoffending rates. Part B is a complementary account of desk-based research focusing on cognitive skill development programmes. The authors argue that prisons should be designed as ‘thinking environments’, and that oral and thinking skills interventions should continue in the community after prisoners’ release.

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Author(s): Moseley D, Clark J, Baumfield V, Hall E, Hall I, Miller J, Blench G, Gregson M, Spedding T

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: LSRC Research Report

Year: 2006

Pages: 164

Print publication date: 01/01/2006

Source Publication Date: 2006

Report Number: 052285RS/02/06/2000

Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency

Place Published: UK Online


Notes: The report will be of value to policy-makers,managers, teachers and researchers. ISBN: 1845723864