Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Caroline Kramer, Holger Jahnke
    Pages 1-16 Open Access
  3. Governance of Schooling in a Spatial Perspective

  4. National School Systems in Transition

  5. Small Schools Versus Large Schools in Their Local Context

  6. Schools in and for Society

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 351-358

About this book


This open access book explores the complex relationship between schooling as a set of practices embedded in educational institutions and their specific spatial dimensions from different disciplinary perspectives. It presents innovative empirical and conceptual research by international scholars from the fields of social geography, pedagogy, educational and social sciences in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Czechia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Norway and Canada. The book covers a broad range of topics, all examined from a spatial perspective: the governance of schooling, the transition processes of and within national school systems, the question of small schools in peripheral areas as well as the embeddedness of schooling in broader processes of social change. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, the book offers deep insights into current theoretical debates and empirical case studies within the broad research field encompassing the complex relationship between education and space.


Open access Geography of education and learning Social geography Educational governance School systems Spatial governance of schooling Education and space Education landscapes and territories National school systems Spatial planning Rural schools School and neighborhood

Editors and affiliations

  • Holger Jahnke
    • 1
  • Caroline Kramer
    • 2
  • Peter Meusburger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyEuropa-University FlensburgFlensburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Geography and GeoecologyKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Department of GeographyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18798-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18799-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9220
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