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Description - Principles and Practice of Informal Education by Linda Deer

This text is aimed at informal educators involved in youth work, community work, adult education and health promotion. The contributors explore the principles and practice of informal education and focus, in particular, on the notion of "working with" which is central to practice in this sector. The book argues for an approach which is relevant to a number of professional fields and which focuses on a way of working rather than upon a specific target group. Section one looks at the role of an educator and in particular in informal education and youth work settings. Section two studies what is meant by the term "working with" and what this involves. It looks at social, cultural and political contexts of education. Section three looks at the practical side of teaching, including the setting, programme planning, communication, activity-based work, one-to-one case work, formal group work, and managing the work load. Finally section four analyzes developing professional practice. Contributors discuss recording professional practice, the use of line management and supervision, and evaluation of work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415216890
ISBN-10: 0415216893
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Linda Deer

Linda Deer is a freelance writer/editor/lecturer/consultant. Mary Wolfe is full time tutor at YMCA George Williams College, London