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SAGE Publishing releases encyclopedia in the emerging field of out-of-school learning

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Los Angeles, CA (October 12, 2017) What is the value of learning in out-of-school settings such as science centers, local businesses, and libraries? How are avatars, massive open online courses, and other new technologies shaping online and distance learning? These questions and more are explored in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning.

"Though there has been an extraordinary growth of interest in the field out-of-school learning both from an academic and institutional point of view, it is still considered an emergent and wide-ranging field," writes editor Kylie Peppler. "To date, no single, comprehensive reference source captures the diversity and sophistication of the emergent field. In addition, there is a growing need for a resource appropriate for experts but accessible to novices as well. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning was designed to fill this void."

A two-volume set, the encyclopedia contains more than 260 entries written and signed by key figures in the field. The entries examine an array of out-of-school learning opportunities and provide readers with the methodological and theoretical frameworks for studying them. The text also covers a variety of key related topics, such as online and distance learning, creative learning and the arts, access and equity, developmental issues, and social media.

The encyclopedia contains a Chronology of key events in the field, a Resource Guide directing readers to classic books, journals, websites, and associations, and a Reader's Guide which groups related articles by theme. All entries conclude with Cross-References and Further Readings to guide readers to the next step in their research journeys.

"This encyclopedia documents what the best research has revealed about out-of-school learning: what facilitates or hampers it, where it takes place most effectively, how we can encourage talents and strengthen communities, and why it matters," continued Peppler.

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For more information, view The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning's website.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning

ISBN: 978-1-4833-8521-1 Hardcover Price: $395.00

eISBN 978-1-4833-8519-8

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. http://www.sagepublishing.com

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