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Maguire, Meg; Wooldridge, Tim; Pratt-Adams, Simon – Open University Press, 2006
This book offers an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and contributions of urban primary schools. The authors set urban education in the wider social context of structural disadvantage, poverty, oppression and exclusion, and reassert some critical urban educational concerns. Recognizing that practice needs to be informed by theory,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Youth, Social Environment, Social Class
Vaughan, Mark – Open University Press, 2006
Summerhill is a world-renowned school in England where pupils decide when and what they will learn. The school was established in 1921 by A. S. Neill, who was named by the Times Educational Supplement in 1999 as one of the twelve most influential educators of the 20th Century. Known as "the oldest children's democracy in the world,"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, Democracy, Free Schools