Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Life at SchoolAn Ethnographic Study$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Meenakshi Thapan

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195679649

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 December 2018

Teacher Interaction: Formal and Informal

Teacher Interaction: Formal and Informal

Chapter:
(p.99) Chapter Six Teacher Interaction: Formal and Informal
Source:
Life at School
Author(s):

Meenakshi Thapan

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.003.0006

Interaction between teachers occurs in both formal and informal settings. This chapter discusses teacher-teacher interaction in the Rishi Valley School, focusing on teachers not only as teachers but as people who are more than just performing a professional role. It describes the social processes through and in which the teachers live as members of the Rishi Valley community, and examines the configuration of teacher culture. Teacher-teacher interaction is influenced by a wide range of factors, including the organization of the school (divided into transcendental and local orders) and the teacher's structural position. Another major determining factor in such interactions is the school's ideology. In Rishi Valley, teachers interact formally during faculty meetings, special staff meetings, and twenty-minute morning tea-breaks.

Keywords:   teacher's structural position, staff meetings, teacher-teacher interaction, Rishi Valley School, Krishnamurthy's ideology, School timetable, teacher culture, social processes in Rishi Valley

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .