The English School: Its Architecture and Organization, Volume II 1870-1970, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The English School

Its Architecture and Organization, Volume II 1870-1970, 1st Edition

By Malcolm Seaborne, Roy Lowe

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290 pages

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Britain has a rich heritage of school buildings dating from the later Middle Ages to the present day. While some of these schools have attracted the attention of architectural historians, they have not previously been considered from the educational viewpoint. Even schools of little or no architectural interest are important sociologically, since the changing architecture of schools reflects changing ideas about how children should be educated and organized for teaching purposes.

In this second volume, originally published in 1977, Malcolm Seaborne and Roy Lowe carry the historical record into our own time. Like its predecessor, the volume studies the development of school architecture and its influence on the organization of the school, and relates architectural questions to the educational and social forces which influence the design of schools. The authors have chosen representative examples which illustrate the main trends in the development of school design and construction.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Part 1: The Board School Era 1870 – 1902 1. The Schools in Transition 2. The Elementary Schools 3. The Secondary Schools Part 2: Medical Influence on School Design 1902 – 1914 4. Poverty, School Hygiene and Curricular Change 5. Elementary Education 6. Secondary Education Part 3: Schools and the Economy 1914 – 1939 7. School Building and the Economy 8. The Reorganization of Elementary Education 9. Secondary-school Building Part 4: A New Architecture for Education 1944 – 1970 10. The Economic and Administrative Background 11. The Design of Post-war Primary Schools 12. The Design of Post-war Secondary Schools. Bibliography. The Plates. Index.

About the Authors

Malcolm Seaborne and Roy Lowe

About the Series

Routledge Revivals: The English School

Britain has a rich heritage of school buildings dating from the later Middle Ages to the present day. While some of these schools have attracted the attention of architectural historians, they have not previously been considered from the educational viewpoint. Even schools of little or no architectural interest are important sociologically, since the changing architecture of schools reflects changing ideas about how children should be educated and organized for teaching purposes. Documentary material relating to education is often fragmentary, and buildings may thus constitute the only real source of knowledge about the development of particular schools and can also throw light on general educational history. Originally published in 1971 and 1977, these books are, therefore, not only a major contribution to architectural history but also a study in the development of educational ideas and practices from the fourteenth to the twentieth century.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General