Researching School Experience: Explorations of Teaching and Learning

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There is a tendency in much educational thinking to view pupils in passive terms, as the material on which schools operate. This damaging view is challenged here. Significant recent research shows the effects of changing educational conditions on the experience of teaching and learning in schools. By redressing the balance and acknowledging the affective side of pupils and their learning, this book shows that improved understanding leads to improved teaching. Contributions from Stephen Ball, Martyn Descombe, Ann ...

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Overview

There is a tendency in much educational thinking to view pupils in passive terms, as the material on which schools operate. This damaging view is challenged here. Significant recent research shows the effects of changing educational conditions on the experience of teaching and learning in schools. By redressing the balance and acknowledging the affective side of pupils and their learning, this book shows that improved understanding leads to improved teaching. Contributions from Stephen Ball, Martyn Descombe, Ann Filer, Andy Hargreaves, Bob Jeffrey, Geoff Troman, Andrew Pollard and Peter Woods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750709149
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/4/2000
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Martyn Hammersley is Professor of Educational and Social Research, School of Education, The Open University. His main substantive area of research is teachers' and pupils' perspectives, and the process of classroom interaction. However, in recent years most of his work has been concerned with methodological issues arising from social science research.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
1 Primary Heads as Teachers: Educating the School through Assemblies 15
2 Researching Primary Teachers' Work: Examining Theory, Policy and Practice through Interactionist Ethnography 33
3 Side-stepping the Substantial Self: The Fragmentation of Primary Teachers' Professionality through Audit Accountability 51
4 Tales of Fear and Loathing: Teachers' Work and Recent Educational Reform 71
5 The Psychic Rewards (and Annoyances) of Teaching 87
6 Understanding Teachers' Lives: The Influence of Parenthood 107
7 Representing Teachers 122
8 Beyond Reflection: Contingency, Idiosyncrasy and Reflexivity in Initial Teacher Education 134
9 Learning, Policy and Pupil Career: Issues from a Longitudinal Ethnography 153
10 Looking Back at the Boys: Reflections on Issues of Gender in Classroom Data 169
11 Critical Incidents and Learning about Risks: The Case of Young People and Their Health 187
Appendix Peter Woods: A Bibliography 204
Notes on Contributors 212
Index 215
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