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Juni 2008



As a specific form of architecture, the school is an amalgam of its function and its history. Though recognizable across cultures, the schoolhouse nevertheless retains the distinctive markings of different nations and eras. "School "is the first book to examine this institutional building's modern growth on a global scale. Ian Grosvenor and Catherine Burke demonstrate how school buildings help organize and manipulate time and space for teachers and students, using methods ranging from bells to lines to lesson plans. They reveal the ways in which schools, by their actual physical situation--surrounded by swathes of green or butting up against other urban structures, in neighborhoods stratified by class or segregated by race--make clear their place in society as fragmented sites of cultural memory and creation. The authors further consider how new technologies and continuing globalization will inevitably force us to rethink our notions of school--and school buildings. In the twenty-first century, these shifts represent a radically new context for education. "School" will provide stimulating reading for anyone interested in this extraordinary evolution of architecture and education.


Ian Grosvenor is Professor of Urban Educational History at the University of Birmingham. Catherine Burke is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Cambridge. They co-authored The School I'd Like: Children and Young People's Reflections on an Education for the 21st Century (2003).


Grosvenor and Burke suggest that continually, though silently, a school building can tell students who they are and what they should think about the world. It can help to manufacture rote obedience or independent activity; it can create high self-confidence or low self-esteem. New York Review of Books
EAN: 9781861893024
ISBN: 1861893027
Untertitel: 'Objekt'. 78 black & white illustrations, 19 colour illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Reaktion Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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