School and College
Studies of Post-sixteen Education
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First published in 1976, School and College is a comparison of the variety of educational institutions – sixth forms, sixth form units, sixth form centres, sixth form colleges, school-college consortia, colleges of further education and tertiary colleges – attended by young people between sixteen and nineteen years of age. Each of these was supported by different educational interest groups, who made suppositions about their respective advantages and disadvantages. The findings reveal that what was supposed to happen sometimes did not happen. Dr. King explores the origin of the ideas behind each form of organisation, and examines the groups that propagated them. These ideas concerned not only the form of organisation but also the nature of education itself. He compares the policies with their practice, and concludes that changes might be required before the expectations of both students and educators can be fulfilled. This book will be of interest to teachers and students of education and pedagogy.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The expansion of post-sixteen education 2. The traditional sixth form 3. The changing sixth form 4. The sixth form centre 5. Sixth form colleges 6. Short-course comprehensive 7. Technical colleges 8. School-college cooperation 9. The tertiary college 10. Ideologies, identity and interest groups 11. Organisation and experience 12. Policy and practice Bibliography Index