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Geographies of alternative educationDiverse learning spaces for children and young people$
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Peter Kraftl

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300496

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) One Introduction
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Geographies of alternative education
Author(s):

Peter Kraftl

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.003.0001

This chapter introduces the main arguments and structure of the book. It sets out a broad definition of ‘alternative education’. It maps some of the social, economic and political contexts in which alternative education takes place, and especially trends in UK education policy-making. The chapter also provides an introduction to the theoretical frameworks employed in the book, before discussing the author's methodology and choice of case studies.

Keywords:   Alternative education, Mainstream education, UK education policy, Methodology, Sample, Autonomy, Multi-site ethnography

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