“Through the Looking Glass to a Parallel Dimension”: An Ethnography of a Mixed-Age Woodland Building Site (April 2012-May 2013)

Emily Charkin

Abstract


An ethnographic account of a woodland building site and how the adults and children worked and learned together there.

Keywords


Educational alternatives; progressive education; alternative education; Ethnography

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