Schoolteachers and Schooling: Ethoses in Conflict (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1996 - Education - 194 pages
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This book is a study of how the changing ethos of schooling transformed and redefined what it means to be a teacher. The distinction between the ethos of teaching and the ethos of schooling is an important one. The fundamental reasons why people are drawn to the teaching profession have remained remarkably stable, while the ethos of the schools have changed since the mid -1960s. Although teachers' fundamental attitudes have not changed, the challenges they face related to their individual freedom, moral and social authority, and power have altered dramatically.

  

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Contents

Teachers and a Changing Society 19641984
1
The New Ethos of Schooling and Strains on Teachers
17
The Freedom to Teach
21
Teachers Freedom and Educational Choice
51
The Authority to Teach
61
Teachers Authority in the New School Culture
95
The Power to Teach
115
Teachers Power in a Negotiated Environment
143
Conclusion Facing the Structural Strains of the Occupation
157
Appendix A
167
Appendix B
173
References
177
Author Index
183
Subject Index
185
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Gene Provenzo is one of the nation s leading scholars in the foundations of education. He holds the rank of full professor at the University of Miami. He has won numerous awards throughout his career in both teaching and research and sits on many editorial boards. He has authored over ten books and has contributed chapters to many more. He has authored scores of articles in a wide range of areas in education. His recent projects include Teaching, Learning, and Schooling (Allyn & Bacon, 2002), a critically-oriented introduction to the foundations of education textbook, and the forthcoming Readings in Educational Thought (SAGE, 2005).

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