Book review: 'Informal education, childhood and youth: geographies, histories, practices'

Hayes, Tracy (2016) Book review: 'Informal education, childhood and youth: geographies, histories, practices'. Children's Geographies, 14 (5). pp. 619-621.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2016.1139366

Abstract

A new book to read and review! For an avid collector, with an ever-increasing library reflecting a diverse and eclectic taste in literary works, opening the cover and savouring the smell of a freshly printed book is an exciting moment. With this book it is a moment worth savouring: the cover is beautifully designed with two photos that capture the historical evolution of informal education. Venturing further in the reader discovers an interesting collection of enticingly titled chapters that aim to investigate the ‘…learning practices that emphasise dialogue and learning through everyday life’ (quote from the book cover). This innovative book has a clear focus on informal educational practices, explored through a number of examples from both historical and geographical contexts. The editors are well-known and highly respected for their research and teaching in Human Geography, with extensive publication records and regular contributions at conferences and seminars. Their expertise is reflected within the variety of topics covered in the book.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Children's Geographies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1473-3277
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies > Working with Children and Families
Additional Information: Tracy Hayes reviews the book: 'Informal education, childhood and youth: geographies, histories, practices', Kraftl, P. and Mills, S. (eds.), 2014; London: Palgrave Macmillan; ISBN 9781137027726.
Depositing User: Tracy Hayes
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2016 15:39
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 02:47
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2410

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