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Author Day, Christopher
Title The Life and Work of Teachers : International Perspectives in Changing Times
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2000
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Note Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures and Tables -- Introduction -- Part I Teacher Professionalism and Conditions of Change -- 1 Professional Knowledge and the Teacher's Life and Work -- The Teacher's Life and Work -- Developing a Counter-Culture: Rationales for Studying the Teacher's Life and Work -- Teachers' Lives, Teacher Development and the Nature of Collaboration -- Acknowledgement -- References -- 2 The Politics of the Secret Garden -- The Ideal of Teacher Freedom -- A Crisis of Teacher Professionalism? -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 3 Changing Primary Schools in Hong Kong -- Educational Reform: The Policy Makers' Perspective -- Everything You Are Now Doing Is Wrong… -- The Policy Is OK-You Just Don't Understand It! -- It's the Vision that Counts-Forget the Details! -- It's up to (Professional) Teachers and Schools to Work out the Details! -- Educational Reform: The Perspective from Schools -- Whose Idea Is It Anyway and What's Your Real Motive? -- How Does All This Fit In? -- Yes-But What Exactly Is It? -- But How Will It Affect Assessment? -- How Will It Affect Our Workload? -- 1995-97: Adoption in Schools -- Motives for Adoption -- The Strengthening of Middle Management -- Strategies for Supporting Change -- Implications and Conclusions -- References -- 4 Educational Researchers -- The Kinds of Knowledge Produced by Education Schools -- Hard vs. Soft Knowledge -- Pure vs. Applied Knowledge -- Exchange Value vs. Use Value -- Organizational Consequences -- Negative Consequences for Education Schools -- Low Status within the University -- Weak Authority within Education and Educational Policymaking -- Pressure to Transform Education into a Hard Science -- Pressure to Transform Education Schools into Pure Research Institutions -- A Sense that the Field Is Never Getting Anywhere
Positive Consequences for Education Schools -- Producing Useful Knowledge Is Not a Bad Thing -- Freedom from Consumer Pressures -- Freedom from Disciplinary Boundaries -- Freedom from Hierarchical Constraints -- Producing Soft Knowledge Is Now the In Thing -- An Ability to Speak to a General Audience -- Acknowledgement -- Notes -- References -- 5 Rethinking the Practice of Teacher Professionalism -- The Context of Rethinking Teacher Professionalism in Australia -- Teacher Professionalism: A Struggle for Meaning -- Teacher Professionalism in Practice -- The National Schools Network -- The Innovative Links Project -- A Platform for Rethinking the Practice of Teacher Professionalism -- Learning -- Participation -- Collaboration -- Cooperation -- Activism -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgement -- Notes -- References -- Part II The Lives and Work of Teachers -- 6 Multiple Truths and Contested Realities -- The English Context -- Initial constraints of the National Curriculum -- Continuing and Diminishing Constraints -- Opportunities within the National Curriculum -- Additional Constraints -- Intensification -- Resources -- Insularity -- Accountability and inspection -- Assessment and League Tables -- Managerialism -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- 7 Stories of Change and Professional Development -- Stories of Change -- The Working Context: Living with Change -- The National Curriculum: The Effect of Personal and Institutional Cultures -- Country of the Young -- Mismanagement of Change -- School Leadership: Getting it Right or Losing Commitment -- Balancing Demands with Entitlements: Dilemmas of Judgement -- Financial Delegation -- Parental Choice: Voting with Your Feet -- The New Teaching Contract: A Loss of Good Will -- External Inspection: Cynicism Remains -- A State of Stress -- Getting it Right: An Unconscious Neglect -- Nothing We Didn't Already Know
Professional Judgement Undermined -- The Personal Context: Learning from Change -- The Supportive Culture of a Learning Organization -- Lifelong Learners -- Change of role -- Change of Location: Change of Culture -- Making a Difference -- Learning Through Experience -- Joining Collaborative Inquiry Networks -- Opening Windows -- Time to Reflect -- New Directions: Personal Choice, Professional Gain -- Conclusion: The Costs of Commitment -- References -- 8 The New Work Order and Australian Schools -- Methodology -- Devolution and School Development Planning (SDP) -- Participation in School Development Planning -- Devolving To and Within Schools -- Analysis by Role -- A Culture of Hierarchical Decision Making -- Reduced Hierarchy? -- Decision Making, Organizational and Work Practices -- Collaboration and Teamwork -- Individual Work Practices -- Easing of Borders: The School, The System and the Community -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 9 Working-Time Blues -- Vehicles of Professionalization -- Imposed Professionalism: Proletarianization or Mobilization? -- The Study -- Results of the Study -- Organizational Forms and Experiences -- Evaluation of Joint Staff Meetings -- Focus of Joint Staff Meetings -- Small Differentiated Group Meetings -- Duration of Differentiated Meetings -- Focus of Differentiated Meetings -- Experiences with the Work-Time Agreement -- Summary of Findings -- Discussion -- Teacher Resistance to Change -- Imposed Professionalism or Proletarianization? -- Professionalism as Ideology -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 10 Student Teachers' Struggle in Becoming Professionals -- Background of the Study -- Stories about Struggling and Knowing -- Erik -- Tone -- Anne -- Learning to Teach: A Personal, Complex and Context-Specific Task -- The Way Ahead -- Note -- References -- Part III Dilemmas of School Leadership
11 Rethinking the Work of Teachers and School Leaders in an Age of Change -- The Meaning of Being a Teacher Through the Ages -- The Teacher in Malay Indigenous Society -- The Spiritual Dimension of Change -- The Work of Teachers -- Forces that are Reshaping Ideas and Driving Changes: Personalities and Events -- Anticipatory Futures -- New Leadership Roles -- Towards a Definition of Educational Leadership -- Putting Things Together: The Quest for Frames -- Foundational Notions In Education and the Development of Professionalism -- Errors in Philosophies, Policies and Practices -- Globalization and Internationalization: A Strategic Agenda for Development -- Conclusion -- References -- 12 Steering In and Steering Of the School -- Introduction -- Theoretical Frame of Reference -- Problem Area -- An Outline of the Educational Reform: Changed Distribution of Responsibility -- Steering Systems and the School's Steering Structures -- Relations between Politics and Bureaucracy -- The Changed State Steering of School in the Light of the Different Steering Systems -- Steering Structure and Occupational Roles -- School Leaders as Street-Level Bureaucrats -- Final Comments: Steering System, Steering Structure, and Steering Form -- Notes -- References -- 13 School Principals in Transition -- Contradictions in Policy -- The School Principal as an Instructional Leader -- The School Principal as a Change Agent -- The Principal as Manager -- A Managerial Imperative? -- Reflective Inquiries as an Approach to Professional Development -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- The Education System in Norway: An Overview -- Notes -- References -- 14 Preparing for External Inspection -- Increasing Demands on Headteachers -- Research Process -- The School and its Catchment Area -- School Aims, Values and Standards -- Dilemmas
Between 'Looking Down from the Top' and Belonging as a Member or Fellow Professional -- Between Responding to Individuals' Professional Development Needs and Steering Whole Staff Development -- Between Seeking External Affirmation and Avoiding External Threats -- Between Reducing Uncertainty and Encouraging Participation: Between Control and Contribution -- Transforming External Regulation into a Resource -- Accomplishing an Acceptable Self-Identity -- Note -- References -- 15 Leadership in an Era of Change -- Introduction -- The Changed Nature of Leadership -- Purpose and Rationale -- Results of the Study -- Visibility -- Modelling -- Caring -- Positive -- Fair -- Hardworking -- Democratic -- Empowering -- Support -- Emotional or Personal Support -- Administrative Support -- Student-related Support -- Financial or Material Support -- Professional Support -- High Expectations -- Decisiveness and Courage -- Conclusion -- References -- 16 Reinventing School Leadership for Lasting Reform in the Third Millennium -- Introduction -- Tracking Change in School Education -- Track 1: Creating Systems of Self-Managing Schools -- Track 2: Unrelenting Focus on Learning Outcomes -- Linking Self-Management and Learning Outcomes -- How the Links are Made in Schools of the Future -- Modelling the Links -- Interpreting the Findings for School Leaders -- Raising the Stakes in Standards-Driven Reform -- Track 3: Creating Schools for the Knowledge Society -- Rethinking the Work of School Leaders -- References -- Notes on Contributors -- Index
Contributors from around the world tackle the factors that have the greatest impact on creating quality learning opportunities for students: namely policy, school leadership and teaching/teachers' lives. Drawing on a range of critical conceptual and empirical perspectives, the contributions illustrate the extent to which experience can be similar around the world. The book sheds much-needed light on the effects of mandated change upon school leaders and teachers, both nationally and internationally. It also demonstrates how teachers have coped or flourished, both because and in spite of the changing circumstances they work under
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Day, Christopher The Life and Work of Teachers : International Perspectives in Changing Times London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2000 9780750709453
Subject Teachers.;Teaching.;Educational change
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Alt Author Fernandez, Alicia
Hauge, Trond E
Muller, Jorunn
Moller, Jorunn
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