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Lecture 12

SOC224H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: The Globe And Mail, Charismatic Authority, Traditional Authority


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC224H5
Professor
Jayne Baker
Lecture
12

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SOC224
Week 12, Nov 30, 2015
Lec Notes
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Week 12 Teaching and Teachers
Today
Teachers
Curriculum
Authority and Motivation
How do schools (and teachers) exert authority over students?
Like work organizations, schools need to motivate students, but schools differ from regular
workplaces
Captive population
Difficult supervision
Weak incentives - grades can be meaningless
Weber: 3 Types of Authority
Traditional authority
Authority based on tradition/customs
Charismatic authority
Authority based on devotion to an exceptional individual person
Rational-legal authority
Authority based on pre-defined rules
Authority
Schools in the past relied on “traditional authority”
Religion
“In loco parentis”
Extrinsic Motivation (pic)
Punishment
Humiliation
Stigma
New notions of rights
Concern with parental and student satisfaction
Pic: Paddling still takes place in local schools, but appears to be destined to become a thing of the
past.
Intrinsic Motivation
Mainstream Schools:
More active learning, less memorization
Less focus on discipline
More free, colourful
classrooms
“Academic Harems
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