Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Tue Mar 2 15:58:51 UTC 2004

This article comes to mind:

Lynch, D. & Hilles, S.  (1996).  Desire and discipline in primary
education.  Issues in Applied Linguistics 7 (2): 189-208.

Based on a 3-year participant observer study in a southwestern inner
city elementary school, it is held that understanding the dynamic nature
of the struggle between desire and discipline in an elementary school
setting is crucial because those competing forces and the ensuing struggle
are a major force in a child's secondary socialization. Even very young
children acquiesce to and resist authority in many ways and in doing so
learn complicated lessons. These often contradictory lessons are argued
to arise from the tension between institution & inclination, deference and
autonomy, and respect for authority and self-respect - a tension that is
not resolvable, but that can be collectively lived with in better & worse


> > Dear colleagues, >
> I am beginning to think about issues of respect in classroom settings,
> and I am looking for other researchers who are interested in similar
> issues. My dissertation research was an ethnographic study of Northern
> Thai bilingual/bidialectal children at home and school. I examined how
> cultural ideologies and practices of respect and accommodation organized
> socialization practices at home and school that, in turn, socialized
> children into linguistic practices of code-mixing and code-switching.
> Through this process of socialization, children's use of the local
> vernacular is changing across settings, while at the same time the local
> vernacular is converging with the national standard language in this
> community.
> I would like to get in touch with other scholars who are interested in
> respect. Can anyone recommend scholars (at any level-- students
> included) who are interested in issues related to respect, particularly
> in educational settings?
> best,
> Kathy Howard

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