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ERIC Number: ED105307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 13
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Alienation and Education.
Reimanis, Gunars
This paper reviews the author's research on the role of certain aspects of alienation in education. The first part of the paper discusses similarities between anomie and locus of reinforcement control, as they assess the normlessness and powerlessness aspects of alienation. The second part reports results from studies attempting to modify one's feelings of normlessness and powerlessness. The third part reports results from a study testing the hypothesis that feeling of anomie and external control relate negatively to attitude and information concerning birth control. The research results offer some support for the hypothesis that psychological anomie and loss of control as two aspects of alienation are related to one's views regarding socially relevant issues. The study also supports the notion that in order to reach educational goals involving socially relevant issues, it may be important to understand the normlessness and powerlessness aspects of alienation, and the means by which they can be modified. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the World Congress of Sociology (8th, Toronto, Canada, 1974)