1st Edition

Teachers' Lives And Careers

Edited By Stephen J Ball, Ivor F Goodson Copyright 1985
    274 Pages
    by Routledge

    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume explores the contemporary situation of teachers' careers and teachers' lives in the context of falling roles, educational cuts and government demands for fundamental change in educational processes.

    Introduction; Understanding Teachers: Concepts and Contexts; The Life Cycle of the Teacher; Critical Incidents in the Classroom: Identities, Choices and Careers; Teacher Status Panic: Moving Up the Down Escalator; ‘The Tender Trap?’ Commitment and Consciousness in Entrants to Teaching; Reference Groups in Primary Teaching: Talking, Listening and Identity; Paints, Pots or Promotion: Art Teachers’ Attitudes Towards their Careers; Concord Sixth Form College: The Possibility of Schooling Without Conflict; Institutional Change and Career Histories in a Comprehensive School; Educational Innovators: A Decade and a Half Later; Pupils, Teachers’ Careers and Schooling: An Empirical Study


    Stephen Ball is now Director of Research in the Education Area of the University of Sussex, several years into an academic career. Ivor Goodson is Director of the Schools Unit at the University of Sussex. His work in a sense reflects the birthright concerns and hopes of his family and culture.