DIVVY GROUP: SOCIAL CLASS AND SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE (Dominant Themes…
DIVVY GROUP: SOCIAL CLASS AND SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE
What teachers said about knowledge
Knowledge is obtained through the textbooks.
What students said about knowledge
Students thought success was determined by how successful you are and how good you are at school.
"In the fifth grades there was both active and passive resistance to teachers' attempts to impose the curriculum" (Anyon, 1981, p.11)
"school knowledge has real value, if one has 'enough' of it" (Anyon, 1981, p. 17).
Refers to extreme individualism
WHAT TEACHERS SAID ABOUT KNOWLEDGE
One teacher said is "what these children need is the basics"
This teacher also refereed to the kids as lazy.
WHAT STUDENTS SAID ABOUT KNOWLEDGE
When asking the children, the responses mostly revolved around " What?" or "What do you mean?"
When asking the students of what they think of when hearing the words " what is knowledge", most of the responses revolved around something like " it is the skill to do the work,' " worksheets" and " to know stuff."