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Deviance in Classrooms David H. Hargreaves

Deviance in Classrooms

David H. Hargreaves

Published January 19th 2012
ISBN : 9780415750912
Paperback
292 pages
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When originally published this book reported the first major application of labelling theory to deviance in classrooms. The authors explore the nature of classroom rules, show how they constitute a pervasive feature of the classroom, and examine theMoreWhen originally published this book reported the first major application of labelling theory to deviance in classrooms. The authors explore the nature of classroom rules, show how they constitute a pervasive feature of the classroom, and examine the ways in which teachers use these rules as grounds for imputing deviance to pupils. A theory of social typing is developed to show how teachers come to define certain pupils as deviant persons such as troublemakers and several case-studies are used to document this analysis. Finally, the teachers reactions to disruptive classroom conduct are examined as complex strategic attempts at social control in the classroom. The book has a double focus on deviance theory and the process of teaching.