Profile of Adult Learning Professionals in Correctional Criminal Justice System

This research is aimed towards the development of a European key competency profile for the adult learning professionals working in correctional criminal justice system, based on key competences for adult learning professionals, national researches in partner countries conducted on relevant stakeholders and European analysis of available materials on topic developed in other LLP initiatives.

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European Induction Support for Adult learning Professionals to the Correctional Criminal Justice System (EISALP)
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This report profiles adult learning professionals (e.g. teachers, educators, social workers, psychologists) who work with adults in correctional settings. This report describes competency identification, competency modeling, and competency assessment needed for these success in these roles. Competency identification included compiling Romanian national available information about the duties, tasks, responsibilities, roles and work environments related to the job and identifying the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes required by adult learning professionals in correctional criminal justice system. In the stage of competency modelling, the gathered data are used in the development of a consistent competence profile of adult learning professionals in correctional criminal justice system, while competency assessment refers to checking with stakeholders that the identified set of competences making up the profile is complete, consistent and real.

The outcomes of the study was to identify the competencies needed. On pages 9-18, the report lists the competencies identified. Following that, the report provides recommendations around the potential uses for these competencies. 

What the experts say

This is a tremendously helpful resource for educators and administrators across the globe. Even though the study originates from the European Union, the competencies identified in the profile and recommendations made are universally applicable and help, finally, to quantify the specific traits that enable an educator to succeed in classrooms behind bars.

The profile presents an interesting take on how prison education professionals (including educators and others working in prison settings) can articulate the component pieces of their work, consider strengths and challenges and see how prison education both intersects with and is different to general adult education learning principles and practice around the world.

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