- 東京大学大学院教育学研究科紀要 (ISSN:13421050)
- vol.44, pp.301-309, 2005-03-10
Children interact with classmates and teachers in schools as not only part of the educational system, but also in places where each school and each class create their own activities and contexts. It is important for studies of school education to analyze children's interactions in schools. However there is no theoretical frame which connects children's pluralistic world with their institutional and organizational conditions. I will attempt to examine Goffman's productions as the theoretical frame for studies of schools. Some studies applying his perspective to schools have overlooked the actual basic essence-dramaturgical approach that Goffman consistently applied. This study shows that his concepts ""role as collective representation"" and ""role distance"" are keys to understanding children.