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Computer Science and Prison Education

Computer Science and Prison Education
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Author(s): Ezekiel U. Okike (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 19
Source title: Strategic Learning Ideologies in Prison Education Programs
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Idowu Biao (University of Botswana, Botswana)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2909-5.ch012

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Abstract

In this chapter, the discipline of computing science and its relevance in prison education are examined, starting with a description of computing science sub disciplines namely, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, information technology, and information systems. The chapter opines that providing computer education to prison inmates should prepare them for gainful employment after release from the prison. It is suggested that equipping prison inmates with relevant computing skills is just as relevant as computer education in the normal society. Hence, it is strongly recommended that national governments in developing countries should take appropriate steps to implement a focused computing science education program in prisons including commissioning a feasibility study, consulting with local universities, and local universities playing active roles in developing appropriate curriculum of computing science education for prisoners.

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