Deviance in Classrooms (RLE Edu M)

Deviance in Classrooms (RLE Edu M)

by David H Hargreaves, Stephen Hester, Frank J Mellor
     
 

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When originally published this book reported the first major application of ‘labelling theory’ to deviance in classrooms. The authors explore the nature of classroom rules, show how they constitute a pervasive feature of the classroom, and examine the ways in which teachers use these rules as grounds for imputing ‘deviance’ to pupils. A

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When originally published this book reported the first major application of ‘labelling theory’ to deviance in classrooms. The authors explore the nature of classroom rules, show how they constitute a pervasive feature of the classroom, and examine the ways in which teachers use these rules as grounds for imputing ‘deviance’ to pupils. A theory of social typing is developed to show how teachers come to define certain pupils as deviant persons such as ‘troublemakers’ and several case-studies are used to document this analysis. Finally, the teachers’ reactions to disruptive classroom conduct are examined as complex strategic attempts at social control in the classroom. The book has a double focus on deviance theory and the process of teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415750912
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/19/2012
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Education Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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