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British Public Schools
Policy and Practice

Edited By

Geoffrey Walford

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ISBN 9781032253459
April 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
228 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1984, British Public Schools is a collection of empirically based articles written by sociologists of education who have conducted research into public schools. Studies are presented on why parents sent their children to public schools, on the experiences of pupils and teachers, on aspirations and attitudes of pupils towards higher education, on the increasing emphasis of schools on examination successes, and on the relationships between public school education and educational and occupational successes. This book is an essential read for scholars and researchers of sociology of education and education.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: British Public Schools Geoffrey Walford 2. The Political Arithmetic of Public Schools A.H. Halsey, A.F. Heath and J.M. Ridge 3. The Demand for a Public School Education: A Crisis of Confidence in Comprehensive Schooling? Irene Fox 4. Debs, Dollies, Swots and Weeds: Classroom Styles at St. Luke’s Sara Delamont 5. Public Schools and the Choice at 18+ Greg Eglin 6. The Changing Professionalism of Public School Teachers Geoffrey Walford 7. Parents, Sons and Their Careers: A Case Study of a Public School, 1930-50 Christine M. Heward 8. Evaluating Policy Change: The Assisted Places Scheme Geoff Whitty and Tony Edwards 9. Images of Independent Schooling: Exploring the Perceptions of Parents and Politicians Ted Tapper and Brian Salter Contributors Index

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