This title, first published in 1971, provides a guide to the social psychology of learning. The author examines the school class as a group and considers the formation of some of the attitudes of the children and the teacher as they relate to education. Building upon interaction as a major theme, the study focuses attention on the ways in which relationships can affect the classroom climate. The background to group dynamics leads to the elements of sociometry and to consideration of teaching styles, communication structure and perceptions of the teacher's role. This title will be of interest to students of sociology and education.
Preface; 1. The Elements of Group Dynamics 2. Sociometry in the Classroom 3. The Teacher's Image 4. Teacher Interaction Styles 5. The Teacher's Place in Society 6. Aspects of Personality, Self and Others in the Classroom 7. Social Orientation and Linguistic Environment 8. Towards Maturity: The Developmental Context and Implications for Education; Bibliography; Suggestions for Further Reading