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The English School
Its Architecture and Organization, Volume II 1870-1970

ISBN 9780367461935
Published February 28, 2022 by Routledge
294 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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