Education, Childhood and Anarchism
Talking Colin Ward
To Be Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge
This book will explore education, childhood and the environment by focussing on the contribution that Colin Ward has made to the field of education and childhood.
Referred to as 'one of Britain's most original thinkers and writers' (B. Tonkin in Independent 19.2.2010) and 'Britain's most famous anarchist', 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 book is the first scholarly work dedicated to examining the significance of his distinctive and highly relevant contributions to the areas of education, children and environment.
Contributors from academic and activist backgrounds offer cross-disciplinary and critical perspectives on Ward's work and its relevance to contemporary debates.
Education, Childhood and Environment will appeal to academics and professionals interested in the condition of childhood and youth today. The book will be 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 environment not just in the UK but beyond.
Introduction / editorial – C Burke and Ken Jones
The Child in the City (introduction – editors)
The Child in the Country (introduction – editors)
The Exploding School (introduction – editors)
Play as Protest (introduction – editors)
Adult responsibilities: vocations for a hopeful future (introduction – editors)