First published in 1992, this book shows that despite appearances and beliefs to the contrary, teachers go in for career planning just as systematically as the members of any other profession and that the career movement of teachers is patterned not random. It demonstrates that status and rewards matter, but so do teaching locations and conditions and that the costs and benefits of both vertical and horizontal mobility are carefully calculated. In doing so, it argues that explicit and defensible criteria for appointment and promotion are important in maintaining and enhancing teacher morale and effectiveness in a rapidly changing world.
List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgements; Foreword Sir William Taylor; 1. Introduction 2. Ways of Conceptualising Occupational Careers 3. The Teaching Career 4. Opportunity Structure of Tasmanian Teachers 5. Case Study of Teachers’ Careers: Research Design and Procedures 6. Personal and Professional Characteristics of Promoted Teachers 7. Career Patterns of Teachers 8. Teacher Perceptions of the Teaching Career 9. Teachers’ Careers: Summary, Discussion of Results and Conclusions Drawn; Bibliography; Appendices; Index
This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.