LOCAL EDUCATION

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    Drawing upon the experiences of adult and community educators, youth and community workers, Mark Smith examines the practice of educators who build up ways of working with local networks and cultures. Shops, launderettes, streets, bars, cafes and people's houses are the settings for much of their work, and when they do appear in schools and colleges, they are most likely to be found in corridors, eating areas and student common-rooms. Their work is not organized by subject, syllabi or lessons; it is about conversation and community, a commitment to local democracy and self-organization, and is often unpredictable and risky. Mark Smith offers an analysis of the subtle and difficult activity of intervening in other peoples' lives, of conversing with purpose, and of engaging with people to broaden opportunity and to effect change in their lives and communities.

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    Number of Pages: 202
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780335192748
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    Listed in: Social issues & processes, Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies, Education
    Publisher: Open University Press

    Books by Mark K. Smith

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