Maladjusted Schooling (RLE Edu L)

Maladjusted Schooling (RLE Edu L)

by John F Schostak
     
 

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The problems this book discusses are the same now as they were 25 years ago: unemployment, poor housing, inadequate facilities, poverty, racism, violence. What is the function of a school in such a situation? Although many schools hold reformist ideals, their practice is constrained by organisational demands. School organisation is based upon a coercive theory of

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The problems this book discusses are the same now as they were 25 years ago: unemployment, poor housing, inadequate facilities, poverty, racism, violence. What is the function of a school in such a situation? Although many schools hold reformist ideals, their practice is constrained by organisational demands. School organisation is based upon a coercive theory of social control which is intolerant of expressions of individuality by teachers and pupils. Needs for individuality may be mistaken for deviance, and deviance is at least in part produced by, or exacerbated by, school organisation. The author maintains that schooling is therefore largely maladjusted to the needs of individuals.

 

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136465161
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/16/2012
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Education
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
4
File size:
443 KB

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