In October, NEJHE was pleased to publish an adaptation of the introduction to Peter Smith’s new book Stories from the Educational Underground: The New Frontier for Learning and Work (Kendall Hunt, August 2021).

Smith’s book uses the life stories of people who have learned outside school while advancing solutions that illustrate education’s new frontier, bringing innate American talent into public view. They are “stories of previously marginalized people and the influence of life experience on their knowledge, well-being, and perspectives.”

NEJHE Executive Editor John O. Harney recently interviewed the author and Orkand Chair and professor of innovative practices at the University of Maryland University College for more insights.