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Rows Versus Tables

Kevin Wheldall, Marion Morris, Pamela Vaughan & Yin Yuk Ng

In the United Kingdom, classroom seating with desks or tables arranged in rows is the norm in secondary schools. This was also the case in most primary schools until the sixties when a less formal approach to primary education came into vogue with a preference for table desks or tables arranged so that four to eight children sit around a common work area. This seating arrangement was widely adopted and is at present the most common arrangement.

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