When given a day to work on any subject as a study day in a calculus class, someone might think that those calculus students will be solely working on calculus related work. This scenario is not the case in one BC Calculus class in Northwood. These students given the opportunity to work on anything gave the chance for an observer to identify some social stereotypes in a high school and relations among students. Most of the students were juniors who had to take the American College Test (ACT) the next day- only a few chose to study for the test, while the rest of the class worked on other classwork or conversed together. Since the class did not have the usual lessons given by the teacher, the hour and a half of studying time was enough to observe a few groups that were formed from the free time and see how they interacted together.
In high school there are several classic stereotypical groups that someone might expect to see, and along with groups someone might expect certain groups of people to be excluded from the majority. Ellen Corrigan wrote an essay of her experience of high school and the group that she formed in school that resisted stereotypes of high school portrayed by the media (2005). Corrigan gives a great explanation why teens learn to form some stereotypical identities that can be seen in the media, she states “High school is a pivotal time in teens’ lives, as it is the time they begin to form their identities outside of their families. They often look to images in the media in order to find out how teenagers in high school are supposed to act…”
In another article Cameron B. Richardson, Aline Hitti, Kelly L. Mulvey, and Melanie Killen (Richardson et ...
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...n about the characteristics of someone to determine if someone gets to be included or excluded (Richardson et al, 2014). The member from the “joker” group was excluded for several variables. That member was asking questions during the time when the others were helping their one female member to understand her homework, at one point the member that was studying for ACT math was being rude trying to get the others attention. This act of rudeness made the other members feel fine about excluding the one asking for math help since being rude is more often excluded from groups (Richardson et al, 2014).
In the future this observation can be extended to observe the interactions of these groups in a longer time period to see if the relationships established will change. It would have been useful to watch these groups in the groups of people that they mostly hang out with.
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