ERIC Number: ED086562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Social Organization, Socialization and Cultural Mediation in Formal Learning Situations.
Ianni, Francis A. J.; Caesar, Patricia
It is the intent of this research program to provide a comparative base of social relationship patterns out of which will grow preliminary generalizations about the regularities of behavior which characterize the high school and to make the base available to education decision-makers. While educational research focuses on the student as learner and the adult as organizer, this project describes the social organization to which both contribute and assumes that a school is a social system in which members share a common culture. Field research is being done in three New York area high schools, urban, suburban, and rural, by anthropological teams living in the community and participating in the school who are compiling ethnographic records and are meeting to compare data and to establish an analytic framework for that comparison based on categories native to the data. By the end of the first phase of this research ethnographic records are expected to be completed and a conceptual framework and working methodology established, leading to a preliminary description of basic social behavioral structures in American high schools. (JH)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavior Patterns, Conceptual Schemes, Cultural Context, Educational Anthropology, Educational Research, Field Studies, Generation Gap, High Schools, Induction, Nonformal Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Social Structure, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior
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Note: Presented at the Symposium Anthropological Perspectives of Educational Phenoema, AAAS Meetings, December 26, Washington D.C.