A history of informal, out-of-school education

Ryan W. Coughlan, Alan R. Sadovnik, Susan F. Semel

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Informal, out-of-school education encompasses a variety of programs existing alongside the founding and growth of public schools. This chapter explores the history of the institutionalization of informal, out-of-school education, including programs offered by religious institutions, social service organizations, cultural institutions, special interest organizations, the media and universities. Access to these programs is neither uniformly offered nor guaranteed, a situation that potentially exacerbates existent inequities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-382
Number of pages24
JournalTeachers College Record
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2014

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  • Education


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