First published in 1983, Teaching Under Attack examines the nature and direction of the attack on the education service, and on the teaching profession in particular. It examines the effects of cuts on UK schools and also considers how far the activities of teachers’ unions can counteract such trends. It looks at the issue of teachers’ strikes, the use of sanctions and the relationship between the profession and central and local government. In addition, it analyses the political context in which teaching operated at the time, considers in detail teachers’ pay, conditions of service and promotion, and suggests how teachers could make the most of the system. It reviews the question of accountability and the APU and provides examples of successful professional practices at school and classroom level.
Introduction; 1. The Challenge of the Teaching Profession 2. The Political Scene: The Battle for Resources 3. The Teachers’ Unions 4. Pay and Conditions of Service 5. Promotion 6. Accountability 7. The Essence of Professionalism; 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.