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The Hidden Force In Schooling

Posted on:2006-02-20Degree:DoctorType:Dissertation
Country:ChinaCandidate:J J ZhangFull Text:PDF
GTID:1117360152491190Subject:Principles of Education
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The study of schooling from the aspect of hidden levels could be found in the researches both abroad and at home. Synthesizing various researches, most of them, studied from the point view of sociology, can be seen in different sociological works abroad, but lack systemic theories; the study in China focuses more on the achievements of other scholars abroad, needing to develop the local research. Two main points can account for this: on the one hand, it is related to the research fields of Chinese scholars who focus more on the explicit levels of schooling; On the other hand, it may also be related to the positivism study in the area of schooling. In view of the above-mentioned facts it leaves further to be developed.Based on the concept of force in physics, this dissertation intends to analyze the two concepts: force and hidden, and then discuss the concept of the hidden force which refers to the unpredictable influence and significance acquired by students through the interactive communication and learning through day-to-day education and school life.Each study has its own theoretical basis, so does the social scientific research as this dissertation which is based on the theory of understanding, implicit learning theory and field theory. The theory of understanding reveals the nature of understanding and how it happens. The theory of implicit learning reveals the psychological organism of internal learning; while the field theory explains the influence of environment on human.This dissertation intends to analyze the hidden force in schooling in the terms of knowledge, feeling and behavior which are closely interrelated.Firstly, force of knowledge. Different discipline defined and classified knowledge variously. This dissertation intends to view that the knowledge acquired by students can be divided into two types: natural knowledge and social knowledge. Both natural knowledge and social knowledge are characterized ideologically and therefore closely related with power. It is the power that ruling classes use to choose, classify, organize and evaluate knowledge in order to achieve the goal of controlling the society. Meanwhile, the ruling classes produce their own successors to extend their control. Naturally, knowledge has force of reproduction which includes social and cultural reproduction.Secondly, force of feeling. Different disciplines defined feeing completelydifferently. This dissertation intends to hold the view that feeling refers to a kind of self-experience and feel that individuals acquire through the interactive of self, others and society and the conditioned basis (including physical, psychological and cognitive conditions). The affective factors influencing students in schools are teachers' feeling, textbook feeling and environment feeling. Feeling functions as the force of conveying signal, affecting, edifing, driving and controlling.Thirdly, force of behavior. Sociology focuses more on the social level of human behavior. However, psychology is contrary to the sociology. Based on the behavior-research analysis of sociology and psychology, this dissertation intends to hold that behavior refers to the intended response of human in the process of its interaction with the external world, including thought language and all explicit, observable motion, activities and actions. The behavioral factors influencing students include teachers, students' peer groups and school educational system. Teachers having different types of authority impose complicated influence upon students. By the imitation of the behavior of peer groups, the individual behavior of students has the characteristics of following the herd; therefore peer groups assimilate the individual behavior of students. From the point view of the production process and the nature and the implementing process of education systems, it functions as instructing and directing regulations to students' behavior.Finally, this dissertation discuss how hidden force takes effect and hold the view that two kinds of ways relating to hidden force are discussed,...
Keywords/Search Tags:force, hidden force, force of knowledge, force of feeling, force of behavior
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