This text provides a discussion of the meaning of teacher professionalism and how it can be improved.
Editorial Preface, 1 Teachers’ Professional Lives: Aspirations and Actualities, 2 Teachers’ Work, Restructuring and Postfordism: Constructing the New ‘Professionalism’, 3 Teacher Professionalism and Curriculum Control, 4 Are Professional Teachers a Good Thing?, 5 Historical Notes on the Barriers to the Professionalization of American Teachers: The Influence of Markets and Patriarchy, 6 Using Drawings to Interrogate Professional Identity and the Popular Culture of Teaching, 7 Teacher Professionalism in Local School Contexts, 8 Student Teachers’ Lay Theories: Implications for Professional Development, 9 Women as Teachers: Teachers as Women, 10 Knowledge, Teacher Development and Change, 11 Development and Disenchantment in the Professional Lives of Headteachers, Notes on Contributors, Index
Goodson, Ivor F.
'... Teachers' Professional Lives is an important book that demonstrates multiple perspectives and voices about teaching and teachers.'- Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice