Experiencing Comprehensive Education
A Study of Bishop McGregor School
In this study, first published in 1983, Robert Burgess discusses the definitions, redefinitions, strategies and bargains used in and out of classrooms by teachers and pupils in a co-educational Roman Catholic school where he spent some time as a researcher and part-time teacher. He also looks at the role of the school’s headmaster, and his conception of the school, and at the house and departmental staff.
This absorbing study will be of interest to teachers and students of sociology and education, practicing and prospective school teachers, researchers, administrators, policy makers and others who are concerned with schools and schooling.
Table of Contents
List of Tables; List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: Social Relations in the School; 1. The Physical and Social Structure of the School 2. The Headmaster’s Conception of the School 3. House Staff and Department Staff 4. Social Processes in the School: An Analysis of Three Social Situations; Part Two: Newsom Pupils and Their Teachers; 5. First Days in the Newsom Department 6. Three Newsom Pupils 7. Newsom Teachers and Newsom Teaching 8. Teachers, Pupils and the Newsom Course; Conclusion; Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index