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An elementary school in networks: Contribution to geography of education


Europa XXI 21 (2010)


Kučerová, Silvie ; Kučera, Zdeněk ; Chromý, Pavel



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geography of education ; elementary school ; spatial relationships ; networks ; Czechia


When we speak about the role of infrastructure in networks, traffic corridors or internet might come to our minds. Nevertheless, a school is also a crucial element within local and regional infrastructure, through which many networks are created and reproduced. Moreover, the principle of a school in a network of relationships could be perceived from several different points of view, such as: 1) a school as a part of the educational system, interactions between institutions; 2) a school network in an area unit, its character and connections to other characteristics of the region; 3) the relationships between a school and its local/regional community, including children, parents or representatives of the municipality. Although geography has a lot to say regarding these issues, we find few articles dealing with geography of education, both in Czechia and throughout the world. Therefore, the aim of our contribution is to discuss the position of school within the types of networks mentioned, as an institution, which teaches individuals to act while simultaneously acting in its environment as well. Emphasis is placed on elementary schools and examples of research topics are presented.


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