Arve Egil Asbjørnsen

Arve Asbjørnsen, PhD, is a professor of logopedics at the University of Bergen. He has published journal articles on language acquisition, cognitive impairments, and learning challenges, and on similar impairments associated with psychiatric disorders such as major depression, schizophrenia, and posttraumatic stress disorder. In addition, he has made major contributions to learning in a correctional context. Dr. Asbjørnsen is the leader of the Bergen Cognition and Learning Group, which has been responsible for major research projects on correctional education in Norway.

Countries around the world have disparate experiences with education in prison. For decades, the United States has been locked in a pattern of exceptionally...