The Schoolroom: A Social History of Teaching and Learning, 1st Edition

  • Dale Allen Gyure
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  • ISBN-10: 1440850380
  • ISBN-13: 9781440850387
  • DDC: 306.43
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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School attendance is nearly universal in our society, yet very little is known about the history of the classrooms we occupy and the objects we encounter and use in our educational lives. Why are our school classrooms designed as they are? When was the blackboard invented? When did computers start appearing in schools? Through analysis of classrooms and objects within them, this book details the history of American education, describing how architects, in collaboration with educators, have shaped learning spaces in response to curricular and pedagogical changes, population shifts, cultural expectations, and concern for children's health and well-being. It illustrates connections between form and function, showing how a well-designed school building can encourage learning, and reveals little-known histories of ubiquitous educational objects such as blackboards, desks, and computers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Schoolroom.
2: Schoolhouses.
3: Objects of Education.
4: Ancillary Spaces.
About the Author.