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ERIC Number: ED014509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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DEVIANCE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL--AN INTERACTIONAL VIEW.
SCHAFER, WALTER E.
DEVIANCE IS AN INTERACTIONAL PROCESS IN WHICH THE NORMS OF A SOCIAL GROUP HAVE BEEN VIOLATED BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS SUBSEQUENTLY LABELED DEVIANT BY THE GROUP. THUS SCHOOL DEVIANCE--UNDERACHIEVEMENT, MISBEHAVIOR, AND EARLY SCHOOL-LEAVING--IS A CONSEQUENCE OF AN ADVERSE SCHOOL-PUPIL INTERACTION IN WHICH THE SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL PARTNER. SEVERAL FACTORS MUST BE CONSIDERED IN DEFINING THE NATURE OF SCHOOL DEVIANCE--(1) THE PROCESS OF LABELING THE STUDENT AS A DEVIANT AND ITS EFFECTS ON HIS IDENTITY, STATUS, AND CAREER IN THE SCHOOL, (2) THE SCHOOL'S SUBSEQUENT RESPONSE TO THE DEVIANT, (3) THE DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF THE SCHOOL'S RESPONSE ON THE FUTURE BEHAVIOR OF THE DEVIANT, AND (4) THE DIFFICULTIES FOR THE STUDENT IN SHEDDING THE ROLE ONCE IT IS ACQUIRED. THUS AS THE DEVIANT BEHAVIOR OF THE STUDENT IS SUPPORTED BY THE SCHOOL--AN AGENCY DESIGNED TO SUPPRESS IT--BOTH THE STUDENT AND THE SCHOOL ARE "TARGETS FOR CHANGE." RESEARCH, THEN, SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF THE SCHOOL'S ORGANIZATION, BELIEF SYSTEMS, AND NORMS ON THE DEVIANT, AS WELL AS TO DETERMINE WHAT KINDS OF SCHOOL RESPONSES WILL MOST CONSTRUCTIVELY DEAL WITH DEVIANCE. AVAILABLE FROM THOMAS, E.J., ED., BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, FREE PRESS, NEW YORK, P.51-58, 440, PRICE $7.95. (EF)
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