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Mark K. Smith edits infed.org. He also develops programmes, learning resources and virtual learning environments with Developing Learning Ltd.

Previously, Mark was the Rank Research Fellow and Tutor at the YMCA George Williams College and a visiting professor in community education at the University of Strathclyde.

Among his books are Creators not Consumers (1980, 1982), Organise! (1981), Developing Youth Work (1988), Local Education (1994), Informal Education (1996, 1999, 2005, 2020 with Tony Jeffs), The Art of Helping Others (2008, with Heather Smith), Youth Work Practice (2010, edited with Tony Jeffs), Journeying Together (2011, edited with Alan Rogers) and Youth Work and Faith (2015, edited with Naomi Stanton and Tom Wylie).

Mark K Smith was educated at the Cavendish School, Hemel Hempstead, the University of Lancaster, and undertook his doctorate at the University of London. He has worked in careers advice, youth and community work, projects and in higher education. Mark has also chaired a tenants cooperative that ran two tower blocks in Bermondsey, and been a foundation governor for a secondary school. He was up until recently, a Resident Friend at Westminster Quaker Meeting House.

Contact: e: mark@developinglearning.com

For details of Mark K Smith’s books and projects go to: http://developinglearning.com

Mark K Smith | publications etc. | areas of work

Photograph: Richard Hills

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