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Wac Arts

This entry describes one nonformal, out-of-school learning institution, based in London, to show how out-of-school learning institutions develop their own practices in response to the funding contexts they inhabit and how they evolve as they incorporate over time. When out-of-school learning takes place in organized settings, the nature of the experience is framed by how its setting functions as an institution—its rules, norms, habits, and values—as much as how these institutions themselves are situated within a larger ecology of provision. Studies of institutions such as Wac Arts help us understand the political economy of that ecology (in this case, particular to the United Kingdom) and how teaching and learning are organized and understood as being distinctly out of school.

Now on its third name, Wac Arts ...

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