Australasian Corrections Education Association

Supporting ideas and values for education and training in correctional settings

ACEA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and values pertaining to education and training programs provided in correctional settings and to people on corrections orders in the general community. ACEA also seeks to influence policy makers and other interested parties in developing effective education programs for people in correctional settings.

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15th Biennial International ACEA Conference

Broadening Horizons: Navigating A Chaotic World
Tuesday 11 June – Thursday 13 June 2024

Visit our conference website here.

The scope of this virtual conference reflects the dynamic landscape of corrections education in today’s ever-changing world. In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, shifting societal norms, and unprecedented global challenges, corrections education plays a crucial role in empowering individuals to navigate through chaos and uncertainty. This theme invites exploration into innovative approaches, best practices, and emerging trends within corrections education, aiming to broaden horizons for both educators and learners alike.

It also reflects the pressing need to adapt corrections education in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other societal disruptions. Amidst this chaos, there is a crucial emphasis on addressing the unique educational needs of diverse populations and indigenous overrepresentation, including Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

    The audience for this virtual conference encompasses a diverse range of professionals and stakeholders involved in corrections education across Australasia and around the world. This includes educators, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, frontline workers, program coordinators, and community stakeholders. Additionally, individuals with a vested interest in the intersection of education and corrections, such as representatives from government agencies, non-profit organisations, and advocacy groups, are encouraged to participate. The virtual format of the conference offers accessibility to a wide audience, including those from remote or underserved areas. Participants share a common goal of advancing the field of corrections education, exploring innovative approaches, and addressing the challenges posed by today’s complex and rapidly evolving world. By engaging in collaborative discussions, sharing best practices, and exchanging insights, attendees contribute to a collective effort to enhance educational outcomes and promote positive change within corrections.

    For further information, contact president@acea.org.au.

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