ERIC Number: EJ757010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Making Meaning of Local Nonformal Education: Practitioner's Perspective
Taylor, Edward W.
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v56 n4 p291-307 2006
Most often associated with international development programs, local nonformal education, which is practiced in cultural (museums), historical (memorials, battlefields), natural (parks), and commercial (craft, home improvement clinics) settings, has received little substantive attention in the United States. In response, this case study explored two nonformal education sites (state parks and home improvement clinics) to understand how nonformal educators make meaning of their practice. Through observations and interviews, results indicate a much more complex picture of nonformal education than is discussed in the literature, with implications for both formal education and improving the practice of nonformal education.
Descriptors: Parks, Museums, Nonformal Education, Educational Environment, Case Studies, Educational Improvement, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States