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McCord, John and Irwin, Tracy and Martynowicz, Agnieszka (2012) Reviewing the provision of education for young people in detention: rights, research and reflections on policy and practice. Galway: Children and Youth Programme. Report 3.

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This thematic Report is the third in a Special Report Series addressing the rights and well-being of children and youth in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Report corresponds with three key UNESCO aims: to strengthen awareness of human rights; to act as a catalyst for regional and national action in human rights; and to foster co-operation with a range of stakeholders and networks working with, or on behalf of, children and youth.

This Report adopts a rights-based approach to reviewing the provision of education for young people in detention. Using the General Measures of Implementation2 as a fundamental tool for good policy (CYP, 2011) together with the principles of best interests3 and voice of the child,4 the objectives of the Report are to:
1. identify the rights for children and young people to education in custody in Ireland and Northern Ireland;
2. analyse and review the legal and policy provisions for the educational needs of children and young people in custody;
3. highlight research evidence and data in relation to the voice and educational experiences of young people in custody and identify gaps in existing provisions and pedagogy;
4. explore new strategies of providing education in custody and make recommendations for policy development and implementation.

The Report comprises the following sections: Section 2 briefly outlines the relevant rights instruments and standards for the education of young people in detention; Section 3 provides a profile of children in the youth justice system with reference to education; Section 4 documents the legislative and policy context for the provision of education of young people in custody in Ireland and Northern Ireland and highlights areas of concern; Section 5 assesses the role of education for young people in detention and explores modalities of educational provision; and Section 6 draws concluding messages for policy in relation to custodial


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention
Date
2012
Identification #
Report 3
Pages
71 p.
Publisher
Children and Youth Programme
Place of Publication
Galway
Notes
Published by the Children and Youth Programme with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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