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Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at The Open University

Rod Earle and James Mehigan (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447353065
eISBN:
9781447353089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353065.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Degrees of Freedom is the first book to examine The Open University’s pioneering work with people in prison. This unique book gives voice to prisoners and ex-prisoners whose lives have been ... More


Sexual Healing: Self-Help and Therapeutic Christianity in the Ex-Gay Movement

Tanya Erzen

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

New Hope Night is one of the most dramatic events of the year for the ex-gay men who have come to heal their homosexuality at New Hope Ministries. It is the first time they testify about their ... More


Openings and introductions: education for the many, prison for the few

Rod Earle and James Mehigan (eds)

in Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at The Open University

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447353065
eISBN:
9781447353089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353065.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Setting the pioneering work of The Open University in context, the chapter explains how and why it’s work in prison is so consistent with its guiding principles. It recalls the passionate egalitarian ... More


From prisoner to student

Ruth McFarlane and Anne Pike

in Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at The Open University

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447353065
eISBN:
9781447353089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353065.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter traces the development of The Open University’s teaching and learning in prisons and with prisoners. Key milestones are identified and contemporary developments and dilemmas are ... More


From the school of hard knocks to the university of hard locks

Abdulhaq Al-Wazeer

in Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at The Open University

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447353065
eISBN:
9781447353089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353065.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This lyrical and compelling account of a personal transformation by Abdulhaq Al-Wazeer makes connections between his scholarship and his faith. Finding strength and resolve in learning with The Open ... More


Becoming me with The Open University

Edwin Schreeche-Powell

in Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at The Open University

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447353065
eISBN:
9781447353089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353065.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Edwin Schreeche-Powell’s low opinion of The Open University is transformed when he realises he has given too much weight and value to ill-informed opinion and not enough to real experience. ... More


Expectations: Meek’s Cutoff

E. Dawn Hall

in ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411127
eISBN:
9781474444620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Reichardt’s genre mixing, slow cinematic techniques, minimalism, neorealism and her use of the “female gaze” as well as “the open image” or “crystal image” as defined by ... More


The Pozzo Sonnet: Rilke and the Killing of the Doves

David Brooks

in Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190685416
eISBN:
9780190685454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685416.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Rilke is often cited as the first major modern poet to address and in some part orientate his poetry toward the animal. Reading II.11 of Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus and concerned by the manner in ... More


The Enduring Power of Layers

Judd C. Kinzley (ed.)

in Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's Borderlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226492155
eISBN:
9780226492322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492322.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The layers lain in northern Xinjiang continued to direct state institutions and investment toward a small handful of sites in the northern half of the province into the 1990s. Chinese Communist Party ... More


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