Teaching in the Knowledge Society: Education in the Age of Insecurity / Edition 1

Teaching in the Knowledge Society: Education in the Age of Insecurity / Edition 1

by Andy Hargreaves
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807743593

ISBN-13: 9780807743591

Pub. Date: 05/08/2003

Publisher: Teachers College Press

We are living in a defining moment, when the world in which teachers do their work is changing profoundly. In his latest book, Hargreaves proposes that we have a one-time chance to reshape the future of teaching and schooling and that we should seize this historic opportunity. Hargreaves sets out what it means to teach in the new knowledge society -- to prepare young…  See more details below

Overview

We are living in a defining moment, when the world in which teachers do their work is changing profoundly. In his latest book, Hargreaves proposes that we have a one-time chance to reshape the future of teaching and schooling and that we should seize this historic opportunity. Hargreaves sets out what it means to teach in the new knowledge society -- to prepare young people for a world of creativity and flexibility and to protect them against the threats of mounting insecurity. He provides inspiring examples of schools that operate as creative and caring learning communities and shows how years of "soulless standardization" have seriously undermined similar attempts made by many non-affluent schools. Hargreaves takes us beyond the dead-ends of standardization and divisiveness to a future in which all teaching can be a high-skill, creative, life-shaping mission because "the knowledge society requires nothing less." This major commentary on the state of today's teaching profession in a knowledge-driven world is theoretically original and strategically powerful -- a practical, inspiring, and challenging guide to rethinking the work of teaching.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807743591
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
05/08/2003
Series:
Professional Learning Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Teaching for the knowledge society: Educating for ingenuity1
2Teaching beyond the knowledge society: From value for money to values for good22
3Teaching despite the knowledge society I: The end of ingenuity52
4Teaching despite the knowledge society II: The loss of integrity72
5The knowledge society school: An endangered entity98
6Beyond standardization: Professional learning communities or performance training sects?125
7The future of teaching in the knowledge society: Rethinking improvement, removing impoverishment148
Conclusion160
AppResponses to the Networks For Change survey167
Notes179
Index201

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