The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate the pedagogical and practical importance of learning skills around political advocacy and community engagement in prison-based classes. The primary focus of the exercises described here is upon engaging students in exercises that develop their skills in advocating for social policies that affect them directly. Learning objectives include understanding the challenges of community organizing and consensus-building, developing policy proposal- and grant-writing skills, and developing skills around public messaging.
|Title of host publication||Higher Education Accessibility Behind and Beyond Prison Walls|
|Number of pages||25|
|ISBN (Print)||179983056X, 9781799830566|
|State||Published - Apr 17 2020|