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ERIC Number: EJ862053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
"Inside Out": A Collaborative Approach to Designing Schools in England, 1945-1972
Burke, Catherine
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v45 n3 p421-433 2009
This article explores the European dimension of a collaborative approach to school design through the lives and relationships of a group of key individuals who in England set about transforming school in the post-war era. The philosophy and practice of this group of architects, educators, designers and policy makers, who regarded the school environment as reflecting the essential humanity of children and their teachers is explored through archival documentation as well as oral testimonies. The notion that teachers might be spacious in their thinking is traced through the personal histories of HMI, architects and artists who collaborated during the years 1945-72 within a culture of commitment to public service. Design from the "inside out" is explained as a process that was rooted in the development of a common vocabulary generated by research through practice. (Contains 59 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)