Applied Research

  • Initiate and support applied research projects conducted by instructors, stakeholders, professionals and researchers.
  • Promote new research fields.
  • Study and analyze the motivations governing the implementation of educational programs.
  • Integrate the different aspects of correctional education.
  • Impacts of privatization on correctional education.
  • Analyze the role of education within the judicial system.
  • Create work groups dealing with the most significant aspects of correctional education.
  • Update qualitative and quantitative data on education.
  • Promote interdisciplinary research projects in various institutions of higher education in domains related to correctional education.
  • Compare instructors’ curricula.
  • Analyze the discussions, joint research projects and interventions conducted among decision-makers, teachers, practitioners, civil society, NGOs, families of prisoners, and prisoners.

Documentation Centre

  • Identify and catalogue the largest number of studies, research projects, articles and pertinent international publications.
  • Create an electronic documentation centre for researchers, professors, practitioners and consultants.
  • Collect strategic intelligence on the field of correctional education.
  • Regularly publish an information bulletin (in the form of a newsletter sent via email).
  • Using the Chair’s Website, promote all new studies or publications concerning correctional education.

Community of interests

  • Create an interactive Website allowing international access to all researchers and practitioners in the education domain.
  • Establish an international committee of scientists and practitioners that will form the core of the community of interests.
  • Establish an online discussion forum.
  • Facilitate the emergence and consolidation of interdisciplinary networks of researchers through discussion forum activity.

Training and raising awareness

  • Identify the sector’s training and professional development needs.
  • Offer training sessions, first in Canada and then on an international level.
  • Create a brief training curriculum for correctional education instructors and penitentiary administrators.
  • Develop training tools for human resources concerned with correctional education.
  • Organize an international conference. Share research results with decision makers to contribute to the political thought and decision making processes.
  • Inform the UN agencies and UNESCO’s national commissions.
  • Have discussions with governments and institutions, such as, the authorities responsible for penal institutions.
  • Organize symposia in order to increase awareness of this subject.