Teacher Decision-Making in the Classroom: A Collection of Papers, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Teacher Decision-Making in the Classroom

A Collection of Papers, 1st Edition

Edited by John Eggleston


248 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138321373
pub: 2019-12-20
SAVE ~$8.00
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 20th December 2019
Hardback: 9781138321342
pub: 2018-07-27
SAVE ~$24.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429452598
pub: 2018-10-03
from $20.00

FREE Standard Shipping!


Making decisions is one of the main activities of the teacher’s work. Considered or apparently unconsidered, these decisions significantly affect the lives of all who work in classrooms, both children and the teachers themselves. Originally published in 1979, the aim of this collection of papers was to achieve greater understanding of classroom decision-making and its consequences, to identify and map existing knowledge, and to indicate where it might be augmented.

The contributors were researchers and teachers from schools, universities and colleges at the time, and they examine the process of teacher decision-making from sociological, psychological, economic and other perspectives. The book includes a detailed analysis of life in the classroom from a phenomenological perspective, explorations based on micro-economic techniques, and structural perspectives on the role of the teacher in the school. The concluding papers examine the possibilities for social change, given the constraints on the work of the teacher.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors. Preface. 1. Editorial Introduction: Making Decisions in the Classroom John Eggleston 2. Classroom-based Teaching Decisions John Sutcliffe and Richard Whitfield 3. Teachers’ Implicit Personality Systems: An Exploratory Study Mervyn Taylor 4. Ideology, Reality Assumptions and Teachers’ Classroom Decision-making Douglas Finlayson and Sylvia Quirk 5. A Phenomenological Approach to Classroom Decision-making David H. Hargreaves 6. Decision-making in the Classroom: A Microeconomic Analysis Keith Drake 7. Towards a Political Economy of Decision-making in the Classroom Paul Bellaby 8. Control in the Comprehensive System Colin Hunter 9. Strategies, Decisions and Control: Interaction in a Middle School Classroom Andy Hargreaves 10. How Teachers Decide Pupils’ Subject Choices Peter Woods 11. Towards a Model of Teacher Activity Martyn Hammersley 12. Curriculum Development and Social Change: Towards a Reappraisal of Teacher Action Denis Gleeson 13. Autonomy and Organisation: A Theoretical Perspective on Teacher Decisions George Mardle and Michael Walker. Bibliography. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit https://www.routledge.com/series/PSYREVIVALS

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings: