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- DescriptionA vivid rendering of the educational, social, and physical environment of two elementary schools in contrasting socioecomic settings, this book calls attention to the importance of place in human lives and learning. The author draws from systematic observations conducted over a three-year period, presenting the schools and the persons who inhabit them via a fictionalized narrative. This treatment allows readers to understand how the material conditions of poverty and wealth inform children's worldview without compromising the identity of the study participants. Written by an eminent African-American professor of architecture and urban planning who is an outspoken advocate for social justice, this book is a rare gem.
- Author BiographySHARON E. SUTTON is Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. She brings to her work a varied background in music, psychology, and the graphic arts as well as experience in conflict management. A recipient of the American Planning Association's 1991 Education Award and former Kellogg National Fellow, Sutton is the author of The Urban Network(1989) and Learning Through the Built Environment (1985).
- Author(s)Sharon E. Sutton
- Date of Publication30/06/1996
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Series TitleCritical Studies in Education & Culture
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight548 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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