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ERIC Number: EJ901001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Putting Education in Its Place: Mapping the Observations of Danish and English Architects on 1950s School Design
Burke, Catherine
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v46 n5 p655-672 Oct 2010
During the years following the Second World War, there were efforts in several European countries to grasp the opportunity to re-imagine "school" created through the need to rebuild on a mass scale. This article examines in detail an episode in the exchange of knowledge between English and Danish architects and educators during a period of intensive activity. Through a micro-study of documents that have survived in archives in both countries, the study tour is revealed as a key agent of exchange and as such a mapping of sites of specific interest in two countries is discussed. The origins of English-Danish exchanges are explored in the context of the rise of the modernist movement and its relationship with progressive education. A prosopographical perspective is used to understand the complexities of the social and professional relationships underpinning these exchanges. This is pursued through a detailed discussion of the meetings and site visits made during the study tours in Denmark and England during 1954. Finally, the impact of the various exchanges is assessed. (Contains 57 footnotes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; United Kingdom (England)