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ERIC Number: ED109817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 7
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The Elementary School as a Total Institution.
Wiggins, Thomas; Langenbach, Michael
The proliferation of additional responsibilities in health, welfare, and recreation suggests the justification of the conceptualization of the elementary school as a total institution. This research was undertaken to investigate the application of Goffman's concept of total institution to the public elementary school. An exploratory field study was used to gather data from a stratified random sample of nine elementary schools in the state of Oklahoma. Findings indicate that schools have a strong tendency to perform as total institutions. This research identifies variables associated with the concept that, in turn, could lead to the systematic testing of specific hypotheses generated from the findings. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma