Education, Childhood And Anarchism: Talking Colin Ward by Catherine BurkeEducation, Childhood And Anarchism: Talking Colin Ward by Catherine Burke

Education, Childhood And Anarchism: Talking Colin Ward

EditorCatherine Burke, Ken Jones

Hardcover | February 25, 2014

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As one of Britain's most original thinkers and writers Colin Ward wrote extensively about positive and practical examples from the past and present of the anarchist spirit or the 'social principle' in everyday life. This volume is the first scholarly work dedicated to examining the significance of his distinctive and highly relevant contributions to the areas of education, children and the environment.

In each chapter, international contributors from academic and activist backgrounds offer cross-disciplinary and critical perspectives on Ward's work and its relevance to contemporary debates. The book is divided into four key areas:

  • The Sand Box of the City
  • Adventures in Education
  • Reflections on Practice
  • Mobilisations.

This book will appeal to academics and professionals interested in the condition of childhood and youth today. It will prove useful for postgraduates and professionals undertaking further professional development, and is relevant to anyone studying, researching or working in fields relating to children, education and the environment not just in the UK but beyond.

Catherine Burkeis Reader in History of Childhood and Education at the University of Cambridge, UK.Ken Jonesis Professor of Education at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
Title:Education, Childhood And Anarchism: Talking Colin WardFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041582060X

ISBN - 13:9780415820608

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Table of Contents

IntroductionCatherine Burke and Ken Jones Part 1:The Sand Box of the City The City as Instructor. Pedagogical Avant-Garde and Urban Literacy in Germany Around World War IH'n Forsell.  The City in the Child: Colin Ward, Urban Becoming and the Shift to Experience Simon Sleight.  The City as a Classroom and the Street Children of New Dehli, India Pallawi Sinha and Catherine Burke.  On The Street Where You Live: Colin Ward and Environmental EducationKen Worpole Part 2:Adventures in Education  Education for ParticipationEileen Adams.  'A Parable of the Way Things Ought to Be': Colin Ward, the Peckham Health Centre and the Se-Schooling Movement Emily Charkin.  'Bringing Freedom to Education' - Colin Ward, Alex Bloom and the Possibility of Radical Democratic Schools Michael Fielding.  Playful Voices in Participatory Design: "Education can be a Creative Adventure'"Rosie Parnell and Maria Patsarika Part 3:Reflections on Practice  Playwork: The Anarchy Wing of Sociology Marc Armitage.  Children, Self-Governance and CitizenshipRoger Hart.  Design for Urban Play as an Anarchist Parable: Trans-Atlantic ReflectionsRobin Moore.  The photograph as 'Witness'Pat ThomsonPart 4:Mobilisations  Inciting Desire, Ignoring Boundaries, and Making SpaceMyrna Margulies Breitbart.  The Practice of Radical Education, from the Welfare State to the Neo-Liberal OrderKen Jones.  Play as Protest: Clandestine Moments of Disturbance and HopeStuart Lester.  Reclaiming Children's Participation as an Empowering Social ProcessBarry Percy-Smith.  Appendix: Articles by Colin Ward Published in the Bulletin of Environmental Education.