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Goldsmid, Charles A.; Goldsmid, Paul L. – Teaching Sociology, 1982
Contains the sixth annual review of literature related to the teaching of sociology. Presents annotated citations for approximately 71 articles and books published in 1981, offers some analysis of these works, and compares them to works published between 1975-1980. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Sociology
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Billson, Janet Mancini – Teaching Sociology, 1986
Applies principles of group process and development to the college classroom. Offers 15 principles for better instruction. Among them are: (1) when people feel psychologically safe in a group, their participation will increase and (2) early "ice-breaking" will generate higher participation levels. Examples of how these principles operate are…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Group Instruction
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DuPertuis, Lucy – Teaching Sociology, 1986
Demonstrates how the typical American sociology course requires American or Western cultural literacy. Uses as an example the teaching of sociology on the Yap Islands in Micronesia. Demonstrates how to overcome the westernized world view limitation by using cross-cultural comparisons and other techniques. (JDH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Cross Cultural Studies
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Groce, Stephen B. – Teaching Sociology, 1992
Discusses the use of feature films for courses on popular culture and the sociology of popular music. Suggests that films can illustrate topics such as culture, social groups, deviant behavior, racism, and sexism. Lists a selection of Hollywood feature films with accompanying readings and students' evaluations. (DK)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Filmographies, Films, Group Dynamics