This study tests for the norm of the consolidation of responsibility for participation in discussion in the mixed-age college classroom. Students who accept and reject this responsibility are identified through observation. The definitions of the college classroom employed by each group of students are contrasted through interviews and survey.
Howard, Jay R. and Baird, Roberta, "The Consolidation of Responsibility and Students' Definitions of Situation in the Mixed-Age College Classroom" (2000). Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS. Paper 247.