Mark K. Smith teaches at the YMCA George Williams College, London (which is linked to Coventry University) and edits infed.org. He also develops programmes, learning resources and virtual learning environments.
Previously, Mark was the Rank Research Fellow and Tutor at the 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, 2018 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). He is currently working on a book exploring working with young people in difficult times.
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, and in projects. Mark has also chaired a tenants cooperative that ran two tower blocks, and been a foundation governor for a secondary school. He is is currently a Resident Friend in a Quaker meeting house.
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For details of Mark K Smith’s books and projects go to: http://developinglearning.com