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ERIC Number: EJ940252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
The Primary School as an Institution: Analysis and Implications
Taylor, Philip H.
Education 3-13, v32 n1 p61-67 2004
The aim of this paper is to offer a view of the primary school as an institution with structural properties comparable to institutions in general. Five studies will provide the basis from which such a view is developed, those by Sorokin, (1938), Perrow, (1965), Schon (1970), Taylor, "et al" (1974) and Collins and Porras, (1998). The common thread running through these studies focuses on three properties--core purpose, technology and task or social group--necessary to the effective functioning of an institution which are incidentally the multiple and overlapping, contexts of teaching. (Contains 1 diagram.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom