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ERIC Number: ED029683
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Leicestershire Revisited.
Hull, William P.; Armington, David
It is believed that the best of the new progressive infant and junior schools in Leicestershire County, England, are superior to those in the United States. Primarily found in the infant schools, this new concept in education emphasizes an environment in which a child is encouraged to learn but is given the freedom to do so in his own style at his own pace. The children are regarded as individuals capable of taking an active part in their own learning instead of disruptive creatures who need to be managed and guided through series of detailed tasks. The pupils in these English schools, although allowed great freedom of movement, display a remarkable self-restraint, integrity, and learning level. Several of the Leicestershire infant schools have done away with classes organized on the basis of age and have replaced them with vertical grouping. Leicestershire has also done away with the eleven-plus examination (used in England to qualify high scorers for high status grammar schools) because of its harsh effect. Many classes no longer need to make a distinction between one subject and another or between work and play. (WD)
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Identifiers: England (Leicestershire); Infant Schools (United Kingdom); Junior Schools (United Kingdom)