ERIC Number: EJ890096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 16
The Stratification Puzzle: An Active-Learning Exercise in Hard Work and Success
Wills, Jeremiah B.; Brewster, Zachary W.; Fulkerson, Gregory M.
Teaching Sociology, v33 n4 p389-395 Oct 2005
The purpose of this paper is to describe and evaluate an active-learning exercise designed to allow college students the opportunity to experience the consequences of stratification by social class. In particular, this activity challenges the belief that success is primarily an outcome of hard work (i.e., the belief in a meritocracy). Data gathered from students before and after their participation in the activity are presented to document the utility of the exercise.
Descriptors: Social Class, Active Learning, Social Stratification, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Intergroup Education, Pretests Posttests, Participant Satisfaction, College Students, Course Descriptions, Beliefs, Instructional Effectiveness
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A