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The school in question : a comparative study of the school and its future in Western society / Torsten Husén.


Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.
ISBN 0198740867, 9780198740865, 9780198740858, 0198740859

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Subjects Administration scolaire -- États-Unis.
Démocratisation de l'enseignement -- États-Unis.
Droit à l'éducation -- États-Unis.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Educational equalization.
Escola (Questoes Gerais)
Internationaler Vergleich.
Onderwijs.
Right to education -- United States.
Right to education.
School management and organization -- United States.
School management and organization.
Sekundarstufe.
United States.
Westliche Welt.
Description xii, 196 pages : graphs ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-193) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: the crisis and its symptoms -- 2. Criticisms of the school as an institution -- Conservative criticism -- Humanistic criticism : Robert M. Hutchins -- Neo-Rousseauian Deschoolers -- Neo-Marxist criticism -- Has the school the right to educate -- 3. Institutional schooling: historical roots and evolution -- What should we mean by a school -- The need for custodial care -- Development of literacy in Nineteenth-century Sweden -- 4. Recent changes and trends -- Institutional changes an overview -- Demographic and enrolment trends in highly industrialized countries -- Case study of cost development : the city of Stockholm -- 5. Education and equality two perspectives on education : functionalism versus classical liberalism -- Schools, I Q and equality -- How differences in educational attainments arise : nature versus nurture -- When should students of differing ability be separated -- Does school make any difference -- The role of the courts in implementing equality -- Dilemmas in achieving equality in education -- 6. Have standards declined -- Can standards be assessed -- 7. Bureaucratization and within-system conflicts -- How bureaucracy develops in education -- Consequences of bureaucracy for teachers and students -- Solutions to over bureaucratization -- Contradictions between goal rhetoric and administrative regulations -- 8. Secondary education and preparation for life -- Changing role of the teenager -- Social changes conducive to youth problems -- Overarching problems in transition from youth to adulthood -- Failure of secondary school to prepare for adult responsibilities -- Challenged evidence on youth culture -- Changing values among youth -- changing attitudes to education and work -- Effects of credentialism and competition -- 9. Reshaping the school for the next decades -- Establishing connections between school and work -- Education as a holding operation -- Governance and administration -- Inner life of the school -- The role of the teacher and teacher education -- De- institutionalizing education -- what future can be envisaged for the school as an institution -- Some assertions about the future -- Concluding and summary observations.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4804805
(OCoLC)ocm04804805
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WorldCat Identities Husén, Torsten, 1916-2009.
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