ERIC Number: ED201532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student, Content, and Teacher Interactions in a Secondary School General Mathematics and Social Studies Classroom.
Anang, Arlene; Mitchell, Bruce
The purpose of the study was to find out if and how the subject matter of a remedial high school classroom interacted with the social organization of that classroom and the differences it made. Two classrooms with different subject matter (mathematics and social studies) were observed over the course of a school year. The multiple awarenesses and perspectives of one of the teachers, an observer, and some students who were in both classes were compared and contrasted. Interactions between the teacher, the students, and the subject matter were analyzed to see how students' and teachers' goals and expectations overlapped and how patterns of instructional and classroom behavior were negotiated and mediated between the participants. This analysis gave insight into how the context of the classroom affected the forms of knowledge to which students were presented and their opportunity to learn in each setting. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).