ERIC Number: EJ608286
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Sounds of Silence: Neither Exit, Nor Loyalty, Nor Voice.
Patterson, Patricia M.
Journal of Public Affairs Education, v6 n1 p19-33 Jan 2000
Focus groups and an interpretive-interactionist methodology were used to evaluate the narratives that top-performing students offered to account for lack of participation in public affairs classrooms. Notes the disproportionate number of silent female students, and argues that teachers should consider issues of gender equity, peer behavior, and course design in addressing implications of student silence. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Females, Focus Groups, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Sex Differences, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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