Tag Archives: prison education

Apply to be a Center for Prison Education Tutor

Check out the following tutoring opportunity from the Center for Prison Education!

The Center for Prison Education is now accepting applications for tutors for the 2018-2019 academic year. Tutors travel with CPE staff to Cheshire or York Correctional Institution for one three-hour study hall session each week for an entire semester, working individually with students on coursework in a wide range of disciplines. More information is available on the application form. Applications are due by Saturday, April 28th.

Stipends are available for work study students. Please contact cpefellow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Volunteer with the Center for Prison Education

From Molly Rappaport ’15 and Shannon Nelson ’14:

Interested in volunteering with Wesleyan’s college in prison program as a Tutor or Research Intern? The Center for Prison Education is currently accepting applications for Tutor and Research Intern positions during the spring semester!

Come to the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Student Group’s general interest meeting this Tuesday at 9:00 pm in the OCS lounge to learn about the program and discuss future prison activism/awareness projects.

Apply for Prison Education and Pre-College Pedagogy

All-star soon-to-be-seniors Haley Perkins ’13 and Paul Silverman ’13 write in to let you know about a forum, Prison Education and Pre-College Pedagogy, that they will be offering in Fall 2012. The forum will provide a theoretical and practical look at issues in American education systems, and incorporate a significant service learning component at 3 different prisons near Wesleyan. As they’ll need to coordinate with these three different facilities over the summer, applications for the forum will be due next Sunday, May 27th.

So after you crush those finals, make sure you apply! More info from the lovely Haley Perkins ’13 below:

This service-learning seminar will consist of a 3 hour seminar course at Wesleyan, in addition to the facilitation of a 3-hour college-prep workshop in a Connecticut State prison. The seminar will use the institutional, intellectual, and political workings of public school in the contemporary U.S. as a template against which we raise questions and imagine possibilities for education in alternative settings.

The course will require sustained comparison of teaching, learning, and curriculum development in prison with similar activities in non-incarcerated school settings, and will use ethnographic methods to reflect on prison and school as “cultures.” Course readings will address the challenges of work with “underprepared” students and will ask students to question, frame, and articulate issues of prison education during class time, while planning and facilitating pre-college workshops at Cheshire, York, and CJTS men’s, women’s and juvenile prisons respectively.

WeSFER Panel Discussion: Education and Incarceration

Sarah Kalish ’14 writes in:

Passionate about education and social justice? Leaders of the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education and education advocates will be discussing the intersections of the education and prison systems, including the school- to- prison pipeline and the importance of offering a liberal arts education in prison.

Date: Today, May 2
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free