Prison Educators: Professionalism Against the Odds

Published: Feb 2014

Dr Lynne Rogers, Margaret Simonot, Angela Nartey

This report summarises the findings of research conducted by the University and College Union (UCU) and the Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice System (CECJS) at the Institute of Education, University of London to learn more about prison educators and to explore the impact of offender learner funding on their professionalism and practice. To date, whilst there have been a number of significant reforms to the prison education regime, there has been a lack of research into the professionalism and practice of prison educators and their professional insights. This study seeks to address this. The findings are based on a questionnaire completed by 278 prison educators working in England.