Engaging Teachers: Towards a Radical Democratic Agenda for Schooling (BOK)

Trevor Gale, Kathleen Densmore

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"This is a useful, interesting and valuable work. The authors ask the difficult questions and attempt answers which, although complex, are written in an accessible and open manner. It deserves to be widely read." Educational Review Engaging Teachers makes a deliberate attempt to reclaim the education discourse captured by new right politics and connect it with a radical democratic agenda for schooling. On its agenda are education markets, policy, leadership, professionalism, and communities. Engaging with these is conceived on at least two levels. First, as an invitation to teachers to become involved in reconstructing schooling for socially just purposes and in democratic ways. From this perspective, the politics of engagement is not simply a matter of acquiescence or resistance but is informed by a commitment to generate alternatives: teachers, parents and students making things happen rather than having things done to them. Also signalled is an intent to work collectively, exploring and acting on common interests and across uncommon ground. Second, the book also celebrates teachers engaging in these reconstructive efforts in attractive and meaningful ways. The attraction is decisions about schooling made by those they affect as well as decisions that are meaningful because they engage the interests of all.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Kathleen Densmore, Trevor Gale
Forlag
OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780335210268
Antall sider 144 Dimensjoner 15,1cm x 22,7cm x 0,9cm
Vekt 240 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Simon Marginson Emner og form Teaching skills & techniques, Organization & management of education, Schools