There are class differences in the ways that children are taught behavioral expectations at school. In many affluent schools, teachers teach behavioral expectations primarily indirectly, through the use of guiding questions or modeling. Teachers in poor and working-class schools typically use clearer directives. Children are told explicitly what needs to be done with clear consequences for disobedience. In both cases, the goal is to create calm classrooms that are conducive to learning. However, the codes of behavior that children learn in school are very similar to the middle-class codes that children will need beyond school.
KeywordsMotor Period Group Instruction Classroom Management Inappropriate Behavior Head Teacher
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