reflective practice, correctional education
Most alternative and correctional educators have not had systematic access to relevant knowledge of their field, its history and literature, or parallel programs in other jurisdictions. As a result, they tend to accept whatever strategies happen to be current at their site. This problem is associated with the lack of teacher education programs specific to the field of alternative and correctional education. The purpose of this article is to prompt reflection regarding key principles of teaching, learning, and education service delivery structures. Axiomatic application of any principles can lead to misconceptions that reflective practice can help correct. The theme of the article is that most educative principles can be useful when applied in moderation or in response to identified needs or contexts—but a “one size fits all,” or “this is always correct” orientation is usually not appropriate.
Gehring, Thom and Wright, Randall
"The Case for Reflective Practice in Alternative and Correctional Education,"
Wisdom in Education: Vol. 2
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/wie/vol2/iss1/9