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Thinking Comprehensively About Education: Spaces of Educative Possibility and Their Implications for Public Policy

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román, University of Pennsylvania
Edmund W. Gordon, Teachers College, Columbia University & Yale University

Abstract

While much is known about the critical importance of educative experiences outside of school, little is known about the social systems, community programs, and everyday practices that can facilitate learning outside of the classroom. Thinking Comprehensively About Education sheds much-needed light on those systems, programs, and practices; conceptualizing education more broadly through a nuanced exploration of:

•the various spaces where education occurs;

•the non-dominant practices and possibilities of those spaces;

•the possibilities of enabling social systems, institutions, and programs of comprehensive education.

This original edited collection identifies and describes the resources that enable optimal human learning and development, and offers a public policy framework that can enable a truly comprehensive educational system. Thinking Comprehensively About Education is a must-read for faculty, students, policy analysts, and policymakers.

Suggested Citation

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román and Edmund W. Gordon. Thinking Comprehensively About Education: Spaces of Educative Possibility and Their Implications for Public Policy. New York: Routledge, 2012.

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