The Comprehensive School - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080170688, 9781483153575

The Comprehensive School

1st Edition

Guidelines for the Reorganization of Secondary Education

Editors: Edmund King
Authors: Elizabeth Halsall
eBook ISBN: 9781483153575
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 258
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The Comprehensive School: Guidelines for the Reorganization of Secondary Education focuses on the main issues basic to the reform of secondary education as part of the move toward comprehensivization in schools. These issues concern the less able and the culturally disadvantaged children; the streaming/non-streaming controversy; guidance and counseling; and the curriculum. This book has 10 chapters; the first of which provides an overview of the comprehensive movement in education and the concept of the common school, as well as the effects of reorganization on academic standards. The discussion then turns to the controversy concerning streaming and non-streaming in the comprehensive school; how to educate at the secondary level children who are less able and/or are culturally deprived; and the importance of vocational guidance and counseling. The chapters that follow explore issues associated with the curriculum and general school policy in the light of the school's aims and its function in society; the problem of size of school; and the nature and scope of secondary school curriculum. This book concludes by assessing the relative advantages and disadvantages of different types of reorganized school. Educators and policymakers with an interest in comprehensive education will find this book extremely helpful.

Table of Contents


  1. The Comprehensive Movement
  2. Streaming and Non-Streaming
  3. The Culturally Deprived Child and the Comprehensive School
  4. Reorganization and the Guidance and Counseling Movement
  5. The Secondary School Curriculum
  6. Size of School: Non-Curricular Aspects
  7. Size of School: its Effect upon Curriculum and Achievements
  8. The Large School: Offsetting Its Disadvantages
  9. The Small School: Offsetting Its Disadvantages
  10. The Relative Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Forms of Comprehensive Reorganization Select Bibliography Appendix I. Current Guidance and Counseling Techniques Used in the U.S.A. Appendix II. Timetable Allocation for a Three-form Entry Comprehensive School (Mixed) Appendix III. A More Generalized Curriculum for the Fourth and Fifth Years Appendix IV. Charted Basic Movement Patterns Relating to a Variety of Comprehensive School Situations Index


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Edmund King

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Elizabeth Halsall

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