Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Academic achievement is very low among current and formerly incarcerated youth. This population would benefit from accredited and motivated teachers. Unfortunately, teaching incarcerated youth in alternative education programs is an option that is not readily available to educators. Often, incarcerated youth are placed in special education and alternative education settings, and is not a career option presented to undergraduate Liberal Studies students. A series of interviews was conducted with staff members of an alternative education program and a youth center for teenage offenders. A survey for perspective educators was conducted, and in response to the information provided, a workshop that promotes awareness of the issues faced by incarcerated youth and teaching positions within facilities that educate incarcerated youth was developed and implemented at a teaching conference that promotes social justice.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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