Changing Teachers, Changing Times

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The rules of the world are changing. It is time for the rules of teaching and teachers' work to change with them.' This is the challenge which Andy Hargreaves sets out in his book on teachers' work and culture in the postmodern world.Drawing on his current research with teachers at all levels, Hargreaves shows through their own vivid words what teaching is really like, how it is already changing, and why. He argues that the structures and cultures of teaching need to change even more if teachers are not to be ...
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Overview

The rules of the world are changing. It is time for the rules of teaching and teachers' work to change with them.' This is the challenge which Andy Hargreaves sets out in his book on teachers' work and culture in the postmodern world.Drawing on his current research with teachers at all levels, Hargreaves shows through their own vivid words what teaching is really like, how it is already changing, and why. He argues that the structures and cultures of teaching need to change even more if teachers are not to be trapped by guilt, pressed by time and overburdened by decisions imposed upon them.Provocative yet practical, this book is written for teachers and those who work with teachers, and for researchers who want to understand teaching better in the postmodern age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780304322817
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Series: Teacher Development Series
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 1,460,855
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction
Preface and Acknowledgements
1 Devices and Desires: The Process of Change 3
2 The Malaise of Modernity: The Pretext for Change 22
3 Postmodernity or Postmodernism? The Discourse of Change 38
4 Postmodern Paradoxes: The Context of Change 47
5 Time: Quality or Quantity? The Faustian Bargain 95
6 Intensification: Teachers' Work - Better or Worse? 117
7 Guilt: Exploring the Emotions of Teaching 141
8 Individualism and Individuality: Understanding the Teacher Culture 163
9 Collaboration and Contrived Collegiality: Cup of Comfort or Poisoned Chalice? 186
10 The Balkanization of Teaching: Collaboration That Divides 212
11 Restructuring: Beyond Collaboration 241
Name Index 265
Subject Index 269
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