ERIC Number: ED493273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
The Urban Primary School. Education in an Urbanised Society
Maguire, Meg; Wooldridge, Tim; Pratt-Adams, Simon
Open University Press
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, they provide a strong theoretical framework alongside contemporary ethnographic data. Drawing on their extensive experience in urban primary schools, as well as numerous case studies, the authors present a fresh and stimulating view of urban primary schools which will inspire education professionals and academics alike. This book is essential reading for teachers and trainee teachers in urban primary schools, as well as for students of education, policy-makers, parents and school governors. This book is divided into four sections. Section 1 includes: (1) The Urban Primary School; and (2) Urban Schools and Urban Children. Section 2 then presents chapters: (3) Teachers; (4) Head Teachers; and (5) Parents. Section 3 continues with chapters: (6) Diversity and Making Connections; (7) Social Class and Its Impact on the Urban Classroom; and (8) Learning in the City. Finally, Section 4, concludes the book with: (9) Contemporary Policy and Social Justice; (10) Comparative Perspectives on Managing the Urban; and (11) Moving Forward.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Youth, Social Environment, Social Class, Justice, Ethnography, Urban Education, Educational Change, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty, Racial Discrimination, Student Diversity, Principals, Teacher Role, Administrator Role, Public Policy
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers; Policymakers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom