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Teachers Under Pressure



September 2008 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is a well written and thoroughly researched book on an issue of vital importance. It places the experiences of individual teachers under pressure into the larger UK and worldwide context. Policy makers need to wake up to its messages' - Sara Bubb, Institute of Education, University of London

What is it really like to be a teacher in today's demanding classrooms?

Maurice Galton and John MacBeath spoke to teachers, parents and students in England, and compared their responses to similar inquiries in Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand. Their findings were disturbing. Teacher stress and workload were persistent themes in the four studies, with teachers frequently stretched to breaking point as they endeavour to 'make a difference' to their pupils' learning and welfare.

Issues examined in the book include:

- frustrations facing those trying to make inclusive education work in practice

- effects of constantly changing policies on the staff required to implement them

- loss of status within the teaching profession

- reasons for teachers choosing to leave the profession

- the consequences of staying on and fighting for what one believes in

This fascinating read will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching, school leadership and educational policy.

 
Introduction
 
Teaching Is Not What It Used To Be
 
Balancing The Workload Equation: A Continuing Story
 
A Life In Teaching: The Primary Teacher’s Experience?
 
Remodelling The Primary Teaching Workforce
 
A Life In Secondary Teaching
 
The Inclusion Enigma: The Policy Context
 
The Inclusion Enigma Findings And Implications Of The Study
 
Workload Agreements And The Rise Of The Teaching Assistant
 
It’s The Same The Whole World Over: What Happens In Other Countries?
 
Remodelling: Structures Or Mindset?

'Galton and MacBeath provide a useful analysis of the 'remodelling reforms' that introduced two changes in the UK' - Teacher

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter 4: 'Remodelling the Primary Teaching Workforce'


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