James S. Coleman Quotes

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Born: May 12, 1926, Bedford, Indiana, U.S.
Birth Country: USA
Died: Chicago, Illinois, U.S., 1995
Occupation: Academic

A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher.
- James S. Coleman

As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests.
- James S. Coleman

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

The present structure of rewards in high schools produces a response on the part of an adolescent social system which effectively impedes the process of education.
- James S. Coleman

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