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ERIC Number: ED001619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 14
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A SOCIOLOGICAL VIEW OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL CONCEPT.
GRAMBS, JEAN D.
THE IDEA OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL IS STRONGLY ENTRENCHED IN THE MINDS OF MOST PARENTS IN URBAN AREAS. THE IDEA IS MAINTAINED BY RECOLLECTIONS OF PAST SITUATIONS WHICH NO LONGER EXIST. RURAL AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE CONSOLIDATED, DRAWING PUPILS FROM WIDE AREAS OF DISPERSED POPULATION. IN A CITY SITUATION THERE IS LIKELY TO BE NO TRUE NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE OF THE DENSITY OF THE POPULATION AND FAMILY MOBILITY. CITY CHILDREN TEND TO MAKE FRIENDS IN THEIR LOCAL AREAS RATHER THAN AT SCHOOL. TEACHERS NO LONGER LIVE IN THE AREA IN WHICH THEY TEACH. NO GREAT FEELING OF LOCAL LOYALTY AMONG PARENTS USUALLY EXISTS AND ATTACHMENT TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL NEIGHBORHOOD IS USUALLY LOW. SCHOOLS TEND TO FORM ALONG LINES OF ETHNIC SIMILARITY AMONG THE STUDENTS. UNEQUAL EDUCATIONAL SITUATIONS RESULT. IT IS HELD THAT, EDUCATIONALLY, THERE IS LITTLE RATIONALE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS.
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Board of Education, Boston.
Identifiers: MARYLAND; Maryland (College Park)