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ERIC Number: ED157188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Pages: 52
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Poverty, School Control Patterns, and Student Disruption.
Lesser, Philip
One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter, by exploring the relationships among poverty, the ways schools are organized, and student disruption, generates notions that will help in developing a theoretical perspective on school disruption in terms of the various control patterns of school organization. This analysis suggests that school organizations emphasizing rule-oriented patterns of control experience more disruption than do schools that stress development of student commitment by way of normative controls. The paper begins by examining several research traditions regarding school disruption and reviewing categories of explanations. After discussing the presumed relationship of poverty and school disruption, a theoretical framework based on an organizational analysis of school control is suggested. Finally, solutions to school disruption are discussed in terms of the extent to which they stress either rule-oriented or norm-oriented patterns of control. (Author/MLF)
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Hackensack, NJ. NewGate Resource Center.
Note: Chapter 20 of "Theoretical Perspectives on School Crime, Volume I"; For other papers in this volume, see EA 010 729-768