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Conference: Prison Education and Engaged Scholarship

April 15, 2019 · 4:30 pm7:00 pm · 120 Lewis Library

University Center for Human Values

A conference co-sponsored by the University Center for Human Values and the Prison Teaching Initiative, convened by Ben Berger, spring 2019 Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching

“Engaged Scholarship” denotes a rapidly growing movement to connect teaching and research “to our most pressing social, civic, and ethical problems” (Boyer, 1996). Ideally, engaged scholars work on equal footing with community partners as they co-create knowledge for mutual benefit. That ideal can be very difficult to achieve in practice. Prison education, including but not limited to combined courses, represents a rich opportunity for scholars inside and outside carceral institutions to learn with and educate each other.


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