ERIC Number: ED082843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Learning How to Learn: The English Primary School and American Education.
Fisher, Robert J.
This paperback presents a cross-cultural analysis of early childhood education, focusing on the public primary educational systems in England and the United States. American failures and English successes are emphasized. Differences in teacher preparation, curriculum control, and classroom freedom are discussed. The English system is analyzed according to the following issues: (1) mechanisms of change, (2) criticisms of the current reforms from various ideological and academic perspectives, (3) teacher characteristics and role expectations, (4) administrator responsibilities, and (5) major problems, particularly class bias. The final chapter is a discussion of what Americans can learn from English primary schools. (DP)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Open Education, Paperback Books, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 757 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 ($3.95, paper)
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United States