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Teachers Under Pressure



August 2008 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What is it really like to be a teacher in today's demanding classrooms?

The authors of this book spoke to teachers, parents and students in the UK, Asia, America and Australia and had some shocking responses to their questions. By looking at highly topical issues within teaching, such as teacher stress and teacher workload, they uncover an often bleak picture where individuals are frequently stretched to breaking point as they endeavour to 'make a difference'.

Issues examined include:

" the frustrations facing those trying to make inclusive education work in practice

" the effects of constantly changing policies on the staff required to implement them

" the loss of status the teaching profession has experienced

" why so many are choosing to leave the job

" what happens to those who stay and fight

This fascinating read will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching, school leadership and educational policy.

 
Introduction
 
Teaching Is Not What It Used To Be
 
Balancing The Workload Equation: A Continuing Story
 
A Life In Teaching: The Primary Teacher’s Experience?
 
Remodelling The Primary Teaching Workforce
 
A Life In Secondary Teaching
 
The Inclusion Enigma: The Policy Context
 
The Inclusion Enigma Findings And Implications Of The Study
 
Workload Agreements And The Rise Of The Teaching Assistant
 
It’s The Same The Whole World Over: What Happens In Other Countries?
 
Remodelling: Structures Or Mindset?

'Galton and MacBeath provide a useful analysis of the 'remodelling reforms' that introduced two changes in the UK' - Teacher

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter 4: 'Remodelling the Primary Teaching Workforce'


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Maurice J Galton

John MacBeath

John MacBeath is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, Director of Leadership for Learning: the Cambridge Network and Projects Director for the Centre for Commonwealth Education. Until 2000 he was Director of the Quality in Education Centre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. As well as his interest and research on leadership he has, for the last decade, worked with schools, education authorities and national governments on school self-evaluation. Five books on self-evaluation have been addressed mainly to a teacher and senior management readership. These include Schools Must Speak for Themselves, Self-Evaluation in... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781847873224
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