Eliminating language barriers online at European prisons (ELBEP): a case-study

Barkan M., Toprak E., Kumtepe A. T., Kumtepe E., Ataizi M., Pilanci H., ...More

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA INTERNATIONAL, vol.48, no.3, pp.235-248, 2011 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09523987.2011.615160
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-248
  • Keywords: e-learning, language learning, prison education, multilateral project, adult education
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


ELBEP (Eliminating Language Barriers in European Prisons Through Open and Distance Education Technology) is a multilateral project funded by the European Union (EU) Lifelong Learning, Grundtvig (Adult Education) Programme. It aims to overcome language/communication problems between prison staff and foreign inmates at European prisons via online language teaching programs for the staff. This paper discusses the rationale and application of the project with an eye to the related literature and theoretical background. The project outcomes and findings can serve as an example for similar research studies.