ERIC Number: ED137223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Taking Another Look at Teaching: How Lower-Class Children Influence Middle-Class Teachers.
Weiss, Melford S.; Weiss, Paula H.
The schooling/learning process is a two-way street -- that is, teachers as well as students can learn important lessons about class values and acculturation. This study focuses upon that process where by middle-class teachers are significantly influenced by their lower-class students. The results dramatize two important changes--the acceptance of violence as a practiced means of conflict resolution and an increasing tolerance of obscene language. This study challenges some basic assumptions about the nature of schooling and the effectiveness of education as an instrument of social change. (Authors)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (San Francisco, California, 1975)