The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistance

The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistance

by L. Weiner
     
 

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Increasingly public education’s character is under assault. This collection of essays by noted scholars, teacher activists, and teacher union leaders from around the world fuses personal stories, research, and political analysis, explaining why such profound and damaging changes are being made to schools and teaching, and how teachers, their unions, and

Overview

Increasingly public education’s character is under assault. This collection of essays by noted scholars, teacher activists, and teacher union leaders from around the world fuses personal stories, research, and political analysis, explaining why such profound and damaging changes are being made to schools and teaching, and how teachers, their unions, and supporters of public education can make real the goal of quality education for all the world’s children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230606319
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Compton is Past President of the UK National Union of Teachers, the largest teacher union in Europe. She is a practicing classroom teacher of modern languages and English as well as a trade union activist. She is a prolific speaker and writer on issues affecting teachers, in particular on the need to fight back against the neo-liberal agenda for education, which is the subject of this volume.

Lois Weiner is an internationally known researcher on urban teacher education who teaches education at New Jersey City University. Her first book, Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools, won an award for distinguished scholarship from the American Educational Research Association. Her book of advice, Urban Teaching: The Essentials, is used in programs of teacher education throughout the US. Weiner is the author of dozens of articles on educational topics, in scholarly publications and magazines and newspapers.

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