First published in 1968, Culture, Industrialisation and Education explores the cultural values that underlie the content of educational provisions and the way in which industrialisation and the mass communication characteristic of advanced technology have affected what is offered in schools.
The book puts forward the argument that the traditional curriculum, with its emphasis on cognitive and intellectual processes, is in many cases irrelevant to the needs of children whose futures are in occupations that do not centre on academic pursuits. It highlights the distinct lack of provision for these children at a time when a fuller and longer secondary education is being attempted for the whole population.
Culture, Industrialisation and Education will appeal to those with an interest in the history and sociology of education.
Table of Contents
1: Education and the Cultural Dilemma; 2: The Culture of the Schools; 3: Some Aspects of Popular Culutre; 4: Conclusion
G. H. Bantock