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School by Ian Grosvenor
Book DescriptionAs a specific form of architecture, the school is an amalgam of its function and its history. Though recognisable across cultures, the schoolhouse nevertheless retains the distinctive markings of different nations and eras. School is the first book to examine this institutional building's modern growth on a global scale. Ian Grosvenor and Catherine Burke demonstrate how school buildings help organise and discipline time and space for teachers and students, using methods ranging from bells to lines to lesson plans. They reveal the ways in which schools, by their actual physical situation - surrounded by swathes of green or butting up against other urban structures, in neighbourhoods stratified by class or segregated by race - make clear their place in society as fragmented sites of cultural memory and cultural creation. The authors further consider how new technologies and continuing globalization will inevitably force us to rethink our notions of school - and school buildings. In the twenty-first century, these shifts represent a radically new context for education. School provides a thoughtful engagement with this thoroughly modern building type; its structure, operations and architecture. The book will provide stimulating reading for anyone interested in this extraordinary synthesis of form and function.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861893024
(208mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This work incorporates an international perspective of research related to special education across all phases of education. It draws upon the experience and expertise of recognised researchers and practitioners in special education.
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Author Biography - Ian Grosvenor
Ian Grosvenor is Professor of Urban Educational History at the University of Birmingham. Catherine Burke is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Cambridge. They co-authored The School I'd Like: Children and Young People's Reflections on an Education for the 21st Century (2003).
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