- Brante, Göran, 1951-
A description of upper secondary school students' critical viewpoints concerning the interaction between teachers and students. Bidrag presenterat vid Nordiska Föreningen för Pedagogisk Forskning 15-18 mars
- The main purpose of this study is to describe and understand secondary school students´ critical viewpoint on their teachers´ attitudes and actions regarding interaction with students. The teachers are not seen as individuals, but as a collective force. A handful of theories serve as a theoretical basis for the paper. These discuss the following phenomena: the generation gap; interaction; relations between Human Services Organisations workers and their clients; dissonance in the interaction between teachers and students; and an attempt to define teacher professionality. A qualitative survey, with open and structured questions, has been answered by 110 students in upper secondary school. The answers have been categorized and compared to the theoretical framework. The main thesis is that the personal relationship between student and teacher is of vital importance to interaction in the classroom. The study shows that there is severe criticism of teachers in secondary school concerning student - teacher interaction.