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Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

Peter Kraftl


This book offers a comparative analysis of alternative education in the UK, focusing on learning spaces that cater for children and young people. It constitutes one of the first book-length explorations of alternative learning spaces outside mainstream education – including Steiner, Human-Scale and Forest Schools, Care Farms and Homeschooling. Based on original research with teachers, parents and young people at over fifty learning spaces, it demonstrates the importance of a geographical lens for understanding alternative education. The book argues that the geographies of alternative education ... More

Keywords: geographies of education, children's geographies, autonomy, emotion/affect, habit, life, intergenerational relations, love, family, friendship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447300496
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Kraftl, author