Informal Education, Childhood and Youth

Geographies, Histories, Practices

  • Sarah Mills
  • Peter Kraftl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Geographies, Histories and Practices of Informal Education

  3. Nature Spaces

  4. Negotiating In/formal Education Spaces

  5. Youth Work Spaces

  6. Youth-Led Spaces

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Peter Kraftl, Sarah Mills
      Pages 285-291
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 292-295

About this book


This collection of original chapters brings together cutting-edge research on informal education - that is, learning practices that emphasise dialogue and learning through everyday life. For the first time, it highlights the way in which geography matters to informal education practices. Through a range of examples from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and from a range of geographical contexts, the authors explore the relationship between history, geography and practice in the field of informal education. Case studies include youth work, Scouting, Guiding, Care Farms, youth music programmes and the use of online/information technologies. This book will be of interest to geographers and sociologists of education, childhood and youth scholars. It also provides an engaging resource and collection of case studies for educators, youth workers and other professionals who work with young people.


Alter care childhood childhood and youth children education emotion environment feminism geography girls identity innovation learning youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Mills
    • 1
  • Peter Kraftl
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyLoughborough UniversityUK
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of LeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43972-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-02773-3
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