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O'Keeffe, S.
2021 November
Recruiting and Educating the Best Teachers: Policy, Professionalism and Pedagogy
Artificial boundaries? Shaping policy through empowering research
Brill Publishers
In Press
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In many countries, teachers’ work has been marked by demanding and some-times contradictory school contexts characterized by performative cultures, and by the need to meet the increasingly diverse expectations and backgrounds of student populations. This has implications for teacher education which in turn is related to the policy environment and to the wider social, cultural, his-torical, and economic contexts in which it is embedded. International litera-ture reveals that teachers’ work is influenced by several factors amongst which are performative cultures (Sachs 2016), bureaucratization, increased forms of managerialism, greater accountability and public scrutiny (Osborn 2006; Avalos 2013; Day 2017; Flores 2012, 2020), and a decline in teacher autonomy and an environment of distrust (Sachs and Mockler 2012). These influences have had an impact on teachers’ experience of the profession, their identities and education. In this book, we look at examples of how teachers live their lives in different contexts as well as how their education is enacted.
Joanna Madalinska-Michalak, Maria Assunção Flores, Ee Ling Low and Shirley Van Nuland
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