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Schools in an Urban Community

A Study of Carbrook 1870-1965, 1st Edition

By Cheryl Parsons


164 pages

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Originally published in 1978, Schools in an Urban Community is an ethnography of the Carbrook and Hill Top area of the Attercliffe district of Sheffield before it was cleared for redevelopment. The book provides an in depth look at the community and schools of the area and provides a valued contribution to the field of social history. Using interviews with former pupils, log books and questionnaires from the local community, the book provides a valuable resource for educationists and urban historians, as well as providing a detailed examination of the relations between school and community.

Table of Contents

General editor’s preface


1. The Development and Nature of the Attercliffe

2. Carbrook National School and the First Board School, 1870-5

3. The Carbrook Schools in Years of Depression and Unrest 1875-96

4. A School Born in the 1890s: Tinsley Park Road Memories of Schooldays at Carbrook National and Board Schools 1896-1914

6. Poverty and the People of the Carbrook 1898-1914

7. The War and the Post-War Years

8. The Community and Schools During the Inter-War Depression

9. Teachers’ and Pupils Reminiscences of the 1920s and 1930s

10. The Closing Years of Hill Top and Carbrook



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About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1978 and 1992, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine teaching, urban schools, community and race issues in education in the US, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urbanization respectively.

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