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Rousmaniere, Kate – History of Education Quarterly, 1994
Asserts that, in the urban classrooms of the early 20th century, women teachers faced two contradictory images: (1) the idealized view of the gentle, nurturing teacher; and (2) the reality of the harsh working conditions in city schools. Concludes that administrators were content to let classroom teachers deal with disciplinary issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classrooms, Corporal Punishment, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems