For my final field paper I’d like to focus on respect and how that is conveyed and not conveyed in the classroom. This includes the way the teacher shows respect for the kids, how the kids respect the teacher, and how these factors vary in relation to one another. In my fieldwork I have observed three different teachers in the classroom with the same group of kids and there were noticeable differences in how each teacher interacted with the kids and how the kids behaved with each teacher. I think this might be tricky because respect is subjective and this would be entirely based on my interpretations of respect in the classroom. I could also draw from the weeks 5 and 6 readings on pedagogy and curriculum.
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