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Routledge Revivals: The Education Officer and His World (1970)

1st Edition

By Derek Birley


210 pages

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First published in 1970, this book tackles the topic of education and its structure and administration processes at the time of the early 1970s. This book broke new ground at the time, giving insight into an unfamiliar world, as Birley examines the system from nursery class to Polytechnic. Birley gives the angle of those who tried to make it work and discusses the actual problems they faced, analysing principles and practice in way previously unattempted. The education officer is seen in relation to his committee, to the community, and to the teaching profession. He is seen confronted by conflicting demands – of local needs and national policy, of democracy and forward planning, of educational philosophy and economic necessity.

Table of Contents



1. The Nature of Educational Administration

2. The Context

3. The Committee Structure

4. Inside the Education Office

5. Office Organisation

6. Administrative Processes

7. Basic Issues

8. Problems in Practice

9. Committee Work

10. Information

11. Communication

12. Relationships

13. Education Officers and Teachers

14. Education Officers and the Community


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Guidance & Orientation
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General