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Teaching Science in Prison

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Teaching Science in Prison

Season 3 · Episode 10

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Science education occurs in juvenile detention centers, as part of the schooling available to young people there so that they can receive their high school equivalency certification. Guests Rachel and Kasina talk about their experiences teaching science and other subjects to boys and young men in these institutions. They describe the constraints and opportunities in these classrooms and how they compare to schools on the outside.

The cover art for this episode alludes to the activity mentioned where a class forms a scale model of the solar system with the sun as a basketball.

Our closing music is “Yes And” by Steve Combs, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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