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The Practice of Teaching

A Sociology of Education, 1st Edition

By Chris Easthope, Rupert Maclean, Gary Easthope


292 pages

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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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

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.

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