A Holistic Model Of Recidivism


A Holistic Model Of Recidivism


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15 minute virtual presentation given by Michael Wilber, UNE Doctorate of Education Class of 2019, on June 15, 2019, for the UNE College of Graduate and Professional Studies' Virtual Research Symposium.

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Educational Leadership

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Original file (available here as supplemental file) is a PowerPoint file with embedded audio.

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Michael's UNE Ed.D. dissertation, Moving Toward A Holistic Understanding Of Recidivism, is also available in DUNE: https://dune.une.edu/theses/198/.


Michael Wilber is a prison education teacher employed by the State of Delaware's Department of Education. He is a certified Adult Education teacher and a Teacher of Business Education. Michael is also certified as Central Office, Assistant Principal and Principal. He currently teaches young adults and adult student inmates Adult Basic Education (ABE). His previous assignment included teaching incarcerated juveniles both ABE and GED® courses. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts in History from LaSalle University; a Master of Science in Management from Wilmington University; and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of New England. His dissertation, Moving Toward a Holistic Understanding of Recidivism shifted the focus of recidivism from evaluating the output side of recidivism to understanding the input side of recidivism and developing new interventions to reduce initial incarceration. Michael is a member of the Correctional Education Association (CEA), the American Correctional Association (ACA), and the Delaware Association for Adult and Community Education (DAACE). He was selected Teacher of the Year for Region II of the Correctional Education in 2018. Michael's specific area of interest is young adult incarceration. He is currently doing research on the physiologically disadvantaged who loose legal protection for preexisting cognitive disabilities after their 21st birthday. Wilber advocated for and acquired computers for the KEY dormitories and the Education Department at the correctional facility where he teaches. Michael has transformed the classroom into a learning environment where discovery by the student is the work of the day.

A Holistic Model Of Recidivism