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ERIC Number: ED057593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 276
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The English Infant School and Informal Education.
Weber, Lillian
The results of the author's year and a half spent observing and analyzing 47 British state schools for young children are presented. The practice and process, the history and theory of informal education in England's primary schools are examined. Through descriptions of actual episodes, scenes, and schedules for British children up to age eight, the author shows exactly how English informal schooling provides individual attention for each student despite large classes in poor neighborhoods and a limited national budget. She discusses the curriculum in depth, especially reading, math, and science. Her accounts describe how the English organize their schools and train their teachers to achieve the adaptations required for informal education. In a summary chapter she points out the differences in philosophy which characterize American elementary education as opposed to the British system. (JY)
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($7.95, paperback, $4.95)
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