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The Sixth: An Essay in Education and Democracy

The Sixth: An Essay in Education and Democracy (Paperback)

By Reid, William
By Filby, Jane

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Developments in educational systems are inextricably linked with the social and political evolution of nations. Nowhere is this more clearly to be seen than in the history of the English sixth form. Originally published in 1982, this book, whose authors had been associated with a... number of research projects into 16-19 education, traces the tradition of the sixth form from its origins in the public schools of the nineteenth century through to controversies at the time, over sixth form and tertiary colleges and the extension of 16-19 education to embrace youth opportunities programmes and other semi-vocational courses. It shows that `the sixth' has not only been a significant element in its own right in the adjustment of English society to the challenge of democratic ideals, but has also played a key role in the evolution of secondary education from the endowed school of the nineteenth century, through the municipal grammar schools set up after the 1902 Education Act, to the comprehensive secondary schools of today. In fact, the fate and future of comprehensive schooling becomes fully understandable only through a study of the sixth form tradition which has shaped the activities of educationists and policy-makers over the last hundred years. The authors conclude that educational policy-making is both facilitated and constrained by the existence of enduring traditions stemming from the past: in fact, the work of policy-making lies precisely in the constructive reinterpretation of that inheritance. This book describes and clarifies the nature of the tradition of sixth form education which has been handed down to us, and its relation to democratic values and institutions.
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ISBN 9781138314382
Released AU 20 Dec 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Series Routledge Revivals
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ISBN-13 9781138314382
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Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 20 Dec 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Reid, William
By Filby, Jane
Series Routledge Revivals
Category Philosophy Of Education
Organization & Management Of Education
Secondary Schools
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 371.2
Weight 531g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Educational sociology - History - Great Britain, Education and state - History - Great Britain, Twelfth grade Education - History - Great Britain
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text College/higher education