volume 40, issue 3, P561-575 1992
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954x.1992.tb00402.x
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Abstract: It is noted that existing sociological research on classrooms has focused too narrowly on compulsory schooling with the result that we have no data showing the rituals and routines of Adult Classrooms or the ways that teachers cope and resolve them. The paper presents fieldnote and interview data from a small ethnographic study of the two Adult Evening classes. The data suggest that in contrast to the teacher of school aged pupils, who seeks control and discipline, 'pleasing students' is the major orientation…

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