Students go behind bars to fix prison problems In UAB's Community Corrections course, students do more than study the prison-overcrowding problem. They're part of the solution.
Through service-learning projects that take them inside prisons and courtrooms to glimpse into the lives of criminal offenders, the projects also change their attitudes and career goals, says Martha Earwood, assistant professor in the Department of Justice Sciences.
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Transforming lives at the UAB School of Education In Birmingham and beyond, the UAB School of Education is leading a learning journey. Students in the UABTeach program are preparing to make a difference in Alabama’s high-poverty schools. New honors programs are shaping the next generation of thought leaders. Expanding online degree programs allow students to get a UAB education, no matter where they live. These and other initiatives in teaching, research and service are highlighted in the School of Education’s updated strategic plan, which offers a snapshot of the school’s focus through 2017.
“The School of Education is working to impact human potential more broadly,” said Dean Deborah L. Voltz, Ed.D. “We recognize that there is a symbiotic relationship between health and education.”