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Education and the Community

1st Edition

By Eric Midwinter


160 pages

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First published in 1975, this book is the first to set out a blueprint for how schools can move from a ‘traditional’ to a ‘community’ base at local authority level. After presenting a historical analysis of the organisational development of the local education authority, it goes on to put forward a detailed proposal for an across-the-board, radically reformed education service at pre-school, school, post-school and college levels. Finally, it locates such a reformed ‘community education’ system in the context of community development at large.

Table of Contents

Part One: Educational and Social Provision; Introduction; 1. The Historical Development of Educational and Social Provision 2. Educational and Social Provision in National Communities 3. The Centralist Approach to Social and Educational Provision 4. The Reaction Against the Centralist Approach 5. The Pattern of Social Provision and the Community; Part Two: A Possible Outline of Education Provision; 6. The Educational Community 7. The Institutional Framework: Community Schools and Colleges 8. The Administrative Framework: Community Control 9. A General Policy of Community Development; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects