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The Resource Who Controls Teachers' Work? : Power and Accountability in America's Schools, (electronic resource:)

Who Controls Teachers' Work? : Power and Accountability in America's Schools, (electronic resource:)

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Who Controls Teachers' Work? : Power and Accountability in America's Schools
Title
Who Controls Teachers' Work?
Title remainder
Power and Accountability in America's Schools
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
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Ingersoll, Richard M
Dewey number
371.144
Intended audience
Trade
Intended audience source
Harvard University Press
LC call number
LB2806.22
Summary expansion
Schools are places of learning but they are also workplaces, and teachers are employees. As such, are teachers more akin to professionals or to factory workers in the amount of control they have over their work? And what difference does it make? Drawing on large national surveys as well as wide-ranging interviews with high school teachers and administrators, Richard Ingersoll reveals the shortcomings in the two opposing viewpoints that dominate thought on this subject: that schools are too decentralized and lack adequate control and accountability; and that schools are too centralized, giving teachers too little autonomy. Both views, he shows, overlook one of the most important parts of teachers' work: schools are not simply organizations engineered to deliver academic instruction to students, as measured by test scores; schools and teachers also play a large part in the social and behavioral development of our children. As a result, both views overlook the power of implicit social controls in schools that are virtually invisible to outsiders but keenly felt by insiders. Given these blind spots, this book demonstrates that reforms from either camp begin with inaccurate premises about how schools work and so are bound not only to fail, but to exacerbate the problems they propose to solve
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Who Controls Teachers' Work? : Power and Accountability in America's Schools, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000271396
Dimensions
08.250 x 05.500 in.
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unknown
Extent
366 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780674019904
Other control number
9780674019904
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000271396
Label
Who Controls Teachers' Work? : Power and Accountability in America's Schools, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000271396
Dimensions
08.250 x 05.500 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
366 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780674019904
Other control number
9780674019904
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000271396

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