This title, first published in 1990, examines the work of teachers in the classroom and the school from a sociological perspective. It will be important reading for teacher education students who have little or no background in sociology, providing them with information, understanding and techniques which will enable them to operate as competent teachers in the classroom.
Table of Contents
Figures; Tables; List of Highlighted Points; Foreword by Professor P. W. Musgrave; Preface; 1. Introduction: A Map of Teaching 2. Controlling Children: Control and Interaction 3. Images and Labels: Interaction and Evaluation 4. What Do I Teach?: Knowledge and Control 5. Styles of Teaching: Knowledge and Interaction 6. Measuring Student Progress: Knowledge and Evaluation 7. Community, Schools and Colleagues: Evaluation and Control 8. A Case Study of Classroom Teaching: A Lesson on European Trees 9. Teachers and Their Careers: The World of the Beginning Teacher 10. Ways of Thinking about Teaching: A Sociological Codicil; Glossary of Key Terms; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Permissions; Index