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Learning in Places: The Informal Education Reader


reviewed by Nelly P. Stromquist August 17, 2006

coverTitle: Learning in Places: The Informal Education Reader
Author(s): Zvi Bekerman, Nicholas C. Burbules, and Diana Silberman-Keller (Eds.)
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 0820467863, Pages: 315, Year: 2006
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This book is a brave attempt to bring together a wide array of social events and settings that are conducive to learning, and to examine the processes they embody to produce new knowledge in their multiple participants.  The book’s contributors consist of well-known scholars, some of whom conducted their studies under the auspices of prestigious funding sources such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Social Sciences Human Research Council (Canada), and the Spencer Foundation. It is comforting to realize such institutions do fund qualitative research. The book attempts to chart spaces of learning that exist outside formal education and promises to fill “an important gap in the literature” (p. 1). About half of the authors are anthropologists or psychologists, so one finds some interesting fresh angles. Its 14 articles present a heterogeneous mix of learning situations that range from learning to weave and embroider in a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 17, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12674, Date Accessed: 11/23/2017 3:39:30 PM

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