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Informal education, childhood and youth : geographies, histories, practices

Author: Sarah Mills; Peter Kraftl
Publisher: Basingstoke, England ; New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Online-AusgView all editions and formats

This collection of original chapters brings together cutting-edge research on informal education - that is, learning practices that emphasise dialogue and learning through everyday life. Case studies  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Mills; Peter Kraftl
ISBN: 9781137027733 1137027738 9781137027726 113702772X
OCLC Number: 910503948
Description: Online-Ressource (1 online resource (312 pages)) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction: Geographies, Histories and Practices of Informal Education; Sarah Mills and Peter Kraftl 2. Inside-Out: Connecting Indoor and Outdoor Spaces of Informal Education through the Extraordinary Geographies of The Boys' Brigade Camp; Richard G. Kyle 3. 'Like a Scout Does... Like a Guide Does...' The Scout of Guide Camp's Lessons of Identity; Catherine Bannister 4. 'Alternative' Education Spaces and Local Community Connections: a Case Study of Care Farming in the UK; Peter Kraftl 5. 'A Powerful Educational Instrument': The Woodcraft Folk and Indoor/Outdoor 'Nature' 1925-1975; Sarah Mills 6. People, Places and Spaces: Education in Robert Owen's New Society; Ian Donnachie 7. The Tarpaulin and the Tablecloth: Cover and Non-Traditional Education in Traditional Spaces of Schooling; Stephen T. Sadlier 8. Limiting Spaces of Informal Learning among Street Children in Peru; Dena Aufseeser 9. Learning How to Behave in School: a Study of the Experiences of Children and Young People with Socio-Emotional Differences; Sophie Bowlby, Jennifer Lea and Louise Holt 10. Education, Technology and the Disruptive Innovations Challenging the Formal/Informal Education Divide; Kate Edwards 11. Rehearsal Spaces as Children's Spaces? Considering the Place of Non-Formal Music Education; Luke Dickens and Douglas Lonie 12. Managing the Spaces of Freedom: Mid-Twentieth Century Youth Work; Simon Bradford 13. Feminism and Informal Education in Youth Work with Girls and Young Women 1975-1985; Jean Spence 14. After School: the Disruptive Work of Informal Education; Richard Davies 15. Catalyzing Cultural Change: Youth-Led Cultural Development as Informal Education; Shanene Ditton 16. Learning in/through Public Space: Young Girls and Feminist Consciousness-Raising; Maria Rodo-de-Zarate and Mireia Baylina 17. Leading the Way: Youth-Led Non-Formal Learning in the Girl Scouts; Denise Goerisch 18. iLearn: Engaging (In)Formal Learning in Young People's Mediated Environments; Gregory T. Donovan 19. Concluding Reflections; Peter Kraftl and Sarah Mills
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Mills and Peter Kraftl


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