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Author Lawn, Martin.

Title Modern times? : work, professionalism and citizenship in teaching / Martin Lawn
Published London : Falmer Press, 1996


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Description viii, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Politics of Teaching: Arguments Around Schoolwork -- 2. The Spur and the Bridle: Changing the Mode of Curriculum Control -- 3. Modernizing Professionalism: A Culture of Inquiry and the Teachers' Labour League -- 4. The British Way and Purpose: The Spirit of the Age in Curriculum History -- 5. Social Constructions of Quality in Teaching -- 6. Encouraging License and Insolence in the Classroom: Imagining a Pedagogic Shift -- 7. A Determining Moment for Teaching: The Strike of 1985 -- 8. Reform Dilemmas for the Union: Cultural Change and the Labour Process -- 9. The End of the Modern in Teaching?: Implications for Professionalism and Work -- 10. Second Guessing the Past: Organizing in the Market -- 11. Orderings and Disorderings: Questions About the Work of the Primary Head in the New Public/Private Mix -- Conclusion: A Synthetic Exit
Summary In this book, Martin Lawn explores aspects of the culture and politics of teaching in the mid-twentieth century to reveal the struggle by teachers and their employers, in and around work, to socially construct the modern teacher. It was the idea of the teacher as much as the practice of teaching that was the object of this struggle
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 154-159
Subject Educational change -- Great Britain.
Teachers -- Political activity -- Great Britain.
Teachers -- Social conditions.
Teachers -- Training of -- Political activity -- Great Britain.
Teachers -- Training of -- Great Britain.
Teachers -- Great Britain.
Teaching -- Great Britain.
LC no. 97113970
ISBN 0750704950
0750704969 (paperback)