I’ve blogged before about Snyder’s (1971) ‘Hidden curriculum’ ( click here).
But looking in more detail, on page 120, we have
‘so many students in colleges and universities…get their rewards from grades on papers they have written and not from the excitement of working through the idea in the paper…Twenty years later such students are vulnerable, with their narrow range of supports for their self esteem. Their brittleness may persist, since they are dependent on society’s equivalent of grades.’
Snyder, B.R. (1971) The hidden curriculum. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.