Within a single educational system – that of England and Wales – the nature of schooling available to a child can be dramatically different. Even between residential areas the differences in educational climate can be striking. Apart from differences in the organization of schools and the availability of buildings, teachers and resources, there are also significant ideological variations between local education authorities. This book considers the evidence of such differences, some of the environmental factors (political, social and economic) that may account for their distribution, and the consequences that appear to spring from them.
Table of Contents
Prologue. Acknowledgements. Editor’s Introduction. 1 The Case for an Ecological Study of Education. 2 The Ecological Distribution of Education 3 The Response to the Ecological Distribution 4 The Process of Ecological Distribution 5 Micro-ecology: the school and the classroom as an environment 6 Conclusion: ecology and ideology. References and name index. Subject index.