Re-Making Teaching: Ideology, Policy and Practice by Geoffrey ShacklockRe-Making Teaching: Ideology, Policy and Practice by Geoffrey Shacklock

Re-Making Teaching: Ideology, Policy and Practice

byGeoffrey Shacklock, John SmythEditorGeoffrey Shacklock

Paperback | October 15, 1998

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Dramatic, profound and far-reaching changes are being visited on schools worldwide that have their genesis a long way from the classroom but which impact heavily on teachers and their work. Most of this reform has been achieved with little or no involvement of teachers themselves. This book sets out to survey the contemporary context of what is happening to the work of teaching, and focuses on Advanced Skills Teachers. It shows how teachers are 'speaking' the changes that are occuring to their work in protracted economically rationalist times.

Arguing against the discourses of economy as the major shaping force, the authors present a persuasive case for focusing on the discourses of teaching itself as the only feasible and adequate basis on which to make sense of teaching. And by presenting a range of voices of practising teachers - allowing them to speak for themselves about the difficulty of trying to translate policy-makers' intentions into words and actions - the book graphically illustrates the devastating long-term consequences for the future of schools of poorly-conceptualised reform policies.
Title:Re-Making Teaching: Ideology, Policy and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.8 inPublished:October 15, 1998Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415186919

ISBN - 13:9780415186919

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"Smyth an Shacklock's book, "Re-Making Teaching: Ideology, Policy, and Practice, is an excellent book, and we encourage anyone involved in or concerned with changes in the field of education to read it...it offers the reader several crucial insights regarding efforts to reform teaching.."-International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, No. 4. ""Re-Making Teaching is a book worthy of a close reading. It is thoughtful, lucid, and creative illumination of the way in which teaching is being conceived in the Western nations of the world. As such, it provides much useful information to those educators who are struggling to make school a place where both teachers and their students might be able to create meaningful lives for themselves and work to make their cultures more human and just.."-International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, No. 4