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When referring to interactionist perspectives on education:

"They tend not to look at the wider context that gives rise to stereotypes of the working class, inequality in access to successful schools, and so on."

This doesn't even make sense? Please help!!
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When referring to interactionist perspectives on education:

"They tend not to look at the wider context that gives rise to stereotypes of the working class, inequality in access to successful schools, and so on."

Hi, it is a bit confusing - I don't know who wrote that and/or why it wasn't explained. Interactionism looks at the small scale. We have thousands of interactions with other other people daily and this shapes how we look at ourselves and how others view us. We may get labelled and self-fulfilling prophecies result from an early age. See Rist 1970 on how a teacher 'typed' the children according to their class rather than ability.

So Interactionists do not necessarily see the world according to some of the Big Picture things that conflict theorists could do. Wider issues may be wealth, poverty, class, gender or race. These all occur outside of the classroom. An interactionist would be more concerned about small things happening within the classroom by teaching staff or other learners.
The strength is looking at specific details within the classroom but the main weakness is ignoring the big picture of society outside the classroom. Many view interactionism as outdated because the main structures of our society do influence a lot about how we do things.
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When referring to interactionist perspectives on education:

"They tend not to look at the wider context that gives rise to stereotypes of the working class, inequality in access to successful schools, and so on."

Hi, it is a bit confusing - I don't know who wrote that and/or why it wasn't explained. Interactionism looks at the small scale. We have thousands of interactions with other other people daily and this shapes how we look at ourselves and how others view us. We may get labelled and self-fulfilling prophecies result from an early age. See Rist 1970 on how a teacher 'typed' the children according to their class rather than ability.

So Interactionists do not necessarily see the world according to some of the Big Picture things that conflict theorists could do. Wider issues may be wealth, poverty, class, gender or race. These all occur outside of the classroom. An interactionist would be more concerned about small things happening within the classroom by teaching staff or other learners.
The strength is looking at specific details within the classroom but the main weakness is ignoring the big picture of society outside the classroom. Many view interactionism as outdated because the main structures of our society do influence a lot about how we do things.
Hope that helps
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Thank you so much! This is really helpful
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