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Teachers and Academic Partners in Urban Schools

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781138826267
Author(s): Lori Beckett
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Dimensions: 156 x 0 x 234 (w x l x h)
Pages: 192
Series: Teacher Quality and School Development

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'Showing how critical thinking and local democracy can be a spur to very real educational development within schools that are facing severe challenges, this book provides us with one very valuable contemporary resource of hope.' Ian Menter, Professor of Teacher Education, University of Oxford, UK Teachers and Academic Partners in Urban Schools identifies and addresses a major problem for practitioners - teachers, student teachers and teacher educators - working in urban schools burdened by highly restrictive teaching methods and pressures to meet unrealistic benchmarks set by government. In this book, Lori Beckett investigates how to negotiate these tensions and challenges and offers an account of how to elevate practitioners' professional voice on quality teaching along more democratic lines. The book addresses key issues for teachers in urban schools, such as: * fractures in teachers' professional communities; * impacts of imposed marketizing policies and forced performative practices on schools; * the complexities of teaching and teachers' concerns about practice, as well as teaching practitioners' perception of educational/schools policy.
Both academic and teacher partners contribute to the work, showcasing the ways they have engaged with each other in joint work and with local government. Through this, the book supports a professional and politicized dialogue about t
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