Rethinking school: some international perspectives

Peter Moss, Pat Petrie and Gill Poland

Rethinking school takes a cross-national look at the relationship between economic and employment change and changes in family life and parenting in France, Sweden and the United States.

The authors explore how differing understandings of childhood in each country affect the approaches taken to services for children and young people. They examine the structure and purpose of the education system in each country, and evaluate policy developments in education and school-family-community relationships.

They look at how the involvement of school beyond the conventional boundaries of education can generate benefits for children and young people, their families and local communities, and highlight ways of thinking about childhood and education that can inform change in the UK.