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An ex-prisoner can explain this best based on the experience the person had when behind the bars. Being denied so many privileges could also mean being denied to access learning. When such happens outside the prison circles, the ex-prisoner may take time to connect to the world hence denying the person chances to learn.
Learning for an ex-prisoner is important for reconnection to the free world. Though such involvement has positive consequences for the person and the community, it might be faced by challenges (Portes 1998). One of the major challenges that face this venture is the society unwillingness to protect the ex-prisoner. This sense of social exclusion affects the person’s learning ability even after they are out of prison.
According to Blewett (2005), too much power forms a chain of contradiction that isolates the subject hence leading to a form of instability. The instability caused by the power exercised in prison also affects them mentally and socially (Gaventa 2003). Most of the ex-prisoners find themselves in a state of exclusion where nobody wants to be associated with them. An ex-prisoner may have a desire to learn but the desire may die out of mental instability and the state of exclusion experienced outside prison.
Social exclusion has an effect in creating accumulative experience of class oppression. This saturates around the entire social body in that both the ex-prisoner and the people around him feel the exclusion (Lucas 2004). Any efforts to access skills when such saturation has taken place are rendered futile since concentration is not guaranteed. The person’s feeling of oppression may act negatively towards concentration and willingness to participate in the learning process. Both the team and the ex-prisoner may not be at ease with one another for fear of the unknown.
However, the above discussion does not dismiss the fact that access to learning for ex-prisoners may be attainable at certain instances. When
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The changes in demographics, technology, skill demands and relationships have caused an increased demand for training of employees within organizations and companies (Clarke & Caffarella, 1999). It is as a result of this that these organizations have designed and implemented training programs and projects for its employees as effective approaches of meeting the increasing demands for knowledge, skills and the competitiveness within various markets (Bartol, Tein, Matthews, & Martin, 2005).
1). The demographical details include age, sex, race, length of prison sentence and the offense committed. The statisticians revealed that these information are crucial in identifying patterns and trends, specifically responding to questions like “whether blacks are a growing fraction of the persons being sent to prison (they are); whether prison sentences are getting longer (generally they are not); and whether imprisonment of violent offenders accounts for much of the recent increase in the prison population (it does)” (Langan and Levin, 1999, p.
Poverty and Social Exclusion
This present essay deals with the issues of poverty and social exclusion. In particular, its main objective is to clearly define or establish the true meaning of poverty and what it entails. Secondly, the essay will seek to establish how poverty differs from social exclusion.
One of the key issues that social exclusion causes is because it is in contradiction to the right to equal opportunity. Those suffering from such a social condition are not just limited from opportunities though they have the needed qualifications; they can also be prevented from attaining the qualifications needed in the first place.
The unit was established and it was decided that policies would be planned and revised every two years.
The SEU (1997) takes a somewhat wider view in its description of its remit, describing social exclusion as a "Short-hand label for what can happen when individuals or areas suffer from a concentration of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low income, poor housing, high crime, bad health and family breakdown".
According to the report the Social Exclusion Unit describes social exclusion as “a shorthand label for what can happen when individuals or areas suffer from a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime environments, bad health and family breakdown”.
This paper proceeds further discussing the psychological development of children and the factors affecting it, which includes social class too. It then discusses the contributions of National Curriculum and Foundation Stage Curriculum in making the education system a better place for the children’s learning and development.
The author states that there is mounting evidence that a large number of offenders arrested by law enforcers have learning disabilities. The Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) believe that offenders with learning disabilities are likely to give confusing or false statements and require special assistance.