ACEA Conference 2017

This year's theme was Inside Learning for Outside Living.
A big thank you to everyone who attended at the Banff Park Lodge!

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Alberta Correctional Education

Education is not the only avenue towards recovering and protecting one’s dignity in prison but it is a major one. Done right, it offers a modicum of the authority required of a person for [transformation]. It makes a person in some modest way master of his or her own mind

-Matthew Spellberg (Princeton University)

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Alberta Correctional Education

Many of the people that are in jail are those that have had poor educational backgrounds... it doesn't mean that they aren't interested in learning

-Nalini Nadkarni University of Utah

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Transformational Learning in a Correctional Setting



The ACEA is an organization that was created 29 years ago and is dedicated to the academic, vocational and personal development of inmates through various programs. Studies have shown that inmates that participate in these programs reduce the likelihood of returning to jail by 43% and are 28% more likely to to be employed than those who did not receive any additional programing... (L.M. Davis, RAND) read more

2017 Conference

This year's theme was Inside Learning for Outside Living. The conference was held at the Banff Park Lodge from March 1st - 3rd, 2017. Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation was celebrated during the conference. read more