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Reconstructing Teaching
Standards, Performance and Accountability

ISBN 9780415230971
Published October 12, 2000 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

One of the greatest resources a school has is its staff. How teachers themselves, and their work, are defined are therefore matters of utmost importance. Major trends of increased control and 'new mangerialism' are occurring in most OECD countries, radically altering both the content and form of teacher education. This book outlines recent changes in teacher education and professional development and, by drawing on recent research findings, explores the positive and negative impacts on the nature of teaching and the shape of the profession.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1.The reconstruction of teaching in context 2.Standards in teaching 3.Managing and modernising teaching 4.Teachers' work and the language of professionalism 5.Social justice in teaching 6.Governance and accountability 7.Addressing the future: positives, negatives, obstacles and spaces

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Pat Mahony is Professor of Education., Ian Hextall is Senior Research Fellow, both at Froebel College, University of Surrey Roehampton.


'The book is well worth reading, in order to engage with this philosophical critique of th new "performativity" culture in schools.' - Terry Wrigley, Improving Schools