publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

School children's reasoning about school rules

Robert Thornberg;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2008
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
School rules are usually associated with classroom management and school discipline. However, rules also define ways of thinking about oneself and the world. Rules are guidelines for actions and for the evaluation of actions in terms of good and bad, or right and wrong, and therefore a part of moral or values education in school. This study is a part of a larger ethnographic study on values education in the everyday life of school. Here the focus is on school rules and students' reasoning about these rules. Five categories of school rules have been constructed during the analysis: (a) relational rules; (b) structuring rules; (c) protecting rules; (d) personal ru...
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free text keywords: school rules, discipline, students, meaning-making, values education, moral education, Educational Sciences, Utbildningsvetenskap, Education, Political science, Everyday life, Classroom management, School discipline, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social psychology, Structuring, Etiquette
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