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Schools, Food and Social Learning

AUTHOR Lalli, Gurpinder Singh
PUBLISHER Routledge (10/08/2019)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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This book explores the potential of school dining halls as spaces of social learning through interactions between students and teachers.

Schools, Food and Social Learning highlights the neglect of school dining halls in sociological research and the fact that so much can be gained from fostering interpersonal relations with other students and the school staff over meals. The book focuses primarily on social and life skills that students develop during lunch-hour meetings, modelling behaviors while eating and conversing in the school space known as the 'restaurant'. With case studies based in the UK, the book takes a social constructivist approach to dealing with the tensions and challenges between the aims of the school - creating an eating space that promotes social values and encourages the development of social skills, and the activities of teachers and catering assistants of managing and providing food for many students daily.

The book carries snippets of interviews with children, dining hall attendants, teachers, parents and the school leadership team, offering a new way of thinking about social learning for both scholars and students of Social Anthropology, Sociology, Social Policy, Food Policy, Education Studies and Childhood Studies.

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ISBN-13: 9781138366480
ISBN-10: 113836648X
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 106
Carton Quantity: 54
Product Dimensions: 5.51 x 0.31 x 8.50 inches
Weight: 0.60 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Science | Earth Sciences - Geography
Science | General
Dewey Decimal: 303.32
Library of Congress Control Number: 2019050127
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This book explores the potential of school dining halls as spaces of social learning through interactions between students and teachers.

Schools, Food and Social Learning highlights the neglect of school dining halls in sociological research and the fact that so much can be gained from fostering interpersonal relations with other students and the school staff over meals. The book focuses primarily on social and life skills that students develop during lunch-hour meetings, modelling behaviors while eating and conversing in the school space known as the 'restaurant'. With case studies based in the UK, the book takes a social constructivist approach to dealing with the tensions and challenges between the aims of the school - creating an eating space that promotes social values and encourages the development of social skills, and the activities of teachers and catering assistants of managing and providing food for many students daily.

The book carries snippets of interviews with children, dining hall attendants, teachers, parents and the school leadership team, offering a new way of thinking about social learning for both scholars and students of Social Anthropology, Sociology, Social Policy, Food Policy, Education Studies and Childhood Studies.

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