Unlocking Potential

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"Kids are in a jail cell all day long for months and months and months...They're entitled to receive an education but no one has worked out how to provide that education."

-Senator Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, Colorado

"It is refreshing to see information and concerns navigated towards our unique situation. It is not often that I find information specific to what we are doing."

-Robert Leyrer, Correctional Educator & Special Education Coordinator

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Overview

"Kids are in a jail cell all day long for months and months and months...They're entitled to receive an education but no one has worked out how to provide that education."

-Senator Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, Colorado

"It is refreshing to see information and concerns navigated towards our unique situation. It is not often that I find information specific to what we are doing."

-Robert Leyrer, Correctional Educator & Special Education Coordinator

Would you model success after a school that looks and feels like a prison?

In Unlocking Potential award-winning educator Hilderbrand Pelzer III shows corrections professionals, teachers, and educators of all levels how to make superior educational services for incarcerated school-age youths a priority as they await trials as "adults."

Having sharpened his expertise in one of the largest urban county jail systems in the United States, Pelzer presents a successful approach to confronting the legal, logistical, and educational dilemmas that have thwarted most programs dealing with the education of incarcerated school-age youths in county jail systems across the country. Pelzer examines the assumptions that have existed about the capacities and capabilities of schools in prisons and he offers a successful reform model that focuses on solutions.

Unlocking Potential stresses the power of education and the importance of leadership. Professionals working with incarcerated school-age youths can use this book to review their educational practices; examine their assumptions about the capacities and capabilities of schools in prisons; plan action to overcome legal, logistical, and educational dilemmas; design schools that align with a deliberate correctional education purpose; and raise educational dialogue to the level that such work merits.

This timely book emphasizes how education can and should play a prominent role in all institutions that are responsible for children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432770273
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/23/2011
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Hilderbrand Pelzer shares his experience and practice in working with the most at-risk population of incarcerated youth. His educational model is of value to all educational settings as his core belief lies in building relationships with all students.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2011

    Highly Recommended. You must read it!! You will enjoy!!

    The book opens the door to an angle of public education that is not discussed in the mainstream. Amazing story of hope and commitment.

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