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Will to Learn, The

Synopsis
Features four high-security prisoners in three British prisons following educational courses. Explores their attitudes and ambitions, both long- and short-term, and by following one inmate both before and after release, gives an insight into the struggle for change through education. Education is seen by many prisoners as a ‘soft option’, but for others it is their ticket to going straight. The programme contains no narration; the only speakers are the prisoners and their tutors.
Series
Shotlist, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 20 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £35.00 (+VAT +p&p) VHS 1999 sale: £150.00 (+VAT +p&p) higher education - master tape for re-editing and copying
Uses
Undergraduate physiology, medicine and psychology.
Subjects
Education; Psychology
Keywords
educational opportunities; prisoners

Credits

Producer
Victoria Salmon

Production Company

Name

Educational Broadcasting Services Trust

Email
support@fenc.org.uk
Web
http://www.fenc.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01553 630828
Address
c/o fenc
The White House
8 Gayton Road
Ashwicken, Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE32 1LS
Notes
EBST was set up in 1987, to spread specialist learning through broadcast and new media; it’s roots were in BBC and public service broadcasting. Now EBST Online is part of FENC (www.fenc.org.uk).

Sponsor

Name

Prisoner’s Education Trust

Distributor

Name

Educational Broadcasting Services Trust

Web
http://www.ebst.co.uk/shop/index.php External site opens in new window
Phone
01553 630828
Address
EBST Online
The White House
8 Gayton Road
Ashwicken
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
PE32 1LS,
Notes
Educational and training materials with an emphasis on maths, science and skills development, produced in collaboration with consortia of university and college academics and media departments under the auspices of the Educational Services Broadcasting Trust. Series include Maths for Engineers, Shotlist, and the Skillbank vocational skills training programmes. For sale on DVD or via download. Now ebst online is part of FENC. (www.fenc.org.uk)

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