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Education and Society
Ten programmes about social factors in education
2: Starting at School
Compulsory education in Britain begins at five. In nearly all other countries children start their formal education later. But many countries offset their late entry age by providing an extensive network of nursery schools.
MARY WADDINGTON outlines our tradition of nursery education and takes a comparative look at the school starting age
JOAN LESTOR, M.P., and ELSPETH HOWE discuss the pressures for the expansion of nursery provision
Produced by Robert Hutchison
A list of books recommended as reading to accompany the series may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Education and Society. [address removed].


Unknown: Mary Waddington
Unknown: Elspeth Howe
Introduced By: Patrick McGeeney
Produced By: Robert Hutchison

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