ERIC Number: ED079832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Inside High School: The Student's World.
Cusick, Philip A.
This book attempts to describe the way a number of students behave in high school; and to explain the way their behavior affects themselves, the teachers, administrators, and the entire school organization. The study was undertaken with the hope of developing a clearer understanding of the way these students see and act in high school, and to develop a better understanding of why they do what they do. The descriptions presented in the book were gathered during a 6-month period during which the author daily attended a moderately large high school, associated with some students, went to classes, ate in the cafeteria, and took part in the informal classroom and corridor life. Different chapters discuss the methodology of the study, the school environment, the students, the athletic group, other student groups, and the integration of the student groups with the school organization. In each chapter, the author first presents an objective description of what he saw and then concludes with his own personal comments. The final chapter examines the sociocultural characteristics of the school's organization and some of its intended and unintended effects. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Extracurricular Activities, Group Dynamics, High School Students, High Schools, Methods, Relevance (Education), School Organization, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Alienation, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student School Relationship
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($3.95)
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