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ERIC Number: ED151692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Pages: 16
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The Culture of the Child Versus the Culture of the Teacher.
Davies, Bronwyn
An ethnomethodological study with children aged 10-11 reveals that childrens' view of school, of school values and of friendships differs markedly from the adult view of these matters. In some cases these differences may lead to irreconcilable conflicts between teacher and learner where the teacher is unable to recognize the child's point of view. This study finds that, at least in the early stages of his profession, the teacher experiences a high level of personal vulnerability and is primarily concerned with issues of classroom control and respect for others. The child's frame of reference emphasizes self-interest and the satisfaction of personal needs and desires. Thus it may be difficult for the adult to take the child's views into account. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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