The Changing Urban School, Volume 57

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Routledge, 2012 - Education - 245 pages
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The author takes a long look at what goes on in schools, and the roles played by people specifically concerned with them: but finally the problems of the school are seen as indissolubly bound up with the changes that have overtaken urban life. The school cannot be isolated, teachers, administrators, planners and parents must actively co-operate in making the school work in society and a society which works for the school. Nothing other than such a total vision, he concludes, will enable us to achieve normal educational goals.
 Robert Thornbury writes out of fifteen years experience of the urban school and of the problems not only of Britain but also those sometime similar, often more acute, of other countries, in particular the United States and Australia. The need for a total urban strategy is worldwide. His point of view is broad-based but his sympathies lie most of all with the hard-working teacher who stayed on in the urban classroom. It is a book for teachers therefore, but also, by its own argument, for all concerned with the future of the inner-city and the reordering of education.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Classroom crisis and teacher stress
3
2 The EPA myth
16
3 Two housing nations
28
4 Multiethnic muddle
43
5 Juggling children and catchments
57
6 The day the roof fell in
71
7 The caretaker has the keys
82
a curriculum case study
129
12 Electric plastic classrooms
142
13 Counterreformation with Inquisition
157
14 Childrens rights and counsellors
172
15 Social mix for urban classrooms
189
16 Community schools and teachers
202
Glossary
214
Bibliography
221

8 Management by mafia or creative bureaucracy
93
9 The Curriculum Church
110
10 Cargocult and innovation
120

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