While scholarship on the education of youth behind bars has largely
focused on boys, more than one in three youth arrests in the United
States is female. Girls Behind Bars sets out to address this
imbalance. First, the book offers autobiographies, life-stories,
and counter-stories in order to counter simplistic generalizations
and empirical prescriptions. Next, the study provides the
educational community with critical perspectives that examine
empiricist epistemologies and positivist methodologies that label
certain groups of girls as delinquent and mark them for punitive
and corrective treatment behind bars. Third, the book opens up the
discussion on girlsOCO gender, desire, and sexuality by offering a
language for these issues absent in educational discourse. Finally,
the book supports calls for educators and practitioners in their
desire to envision and create transformative spaces that enable
young girls behind bars to reclaim their education. Including a
foreword by William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, this important and
powerful book gives voice to a neglected, silenced, and
misrepresented population - young girls behind bars."
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