Springer International Handbooks of Education

International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching

Editors: Saha, Lawrence, Dworkin, Anthony Gary (Eds.)

  • This book takes into account new research on both teachers and the nature of teaching
  • Includes over 70 completely new and original articles covering many aspects of what we know about the teaching profession and about classroom teaching
  • Treats teachers and teaching from a comparative perspective, highlighting similarities and differences across countries
  • Addresses the role of culture in understanding variations in teaching practices
  • Discusses both the changing levels of accountability for teachers and its effects
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The International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching provides a fresh look at the ever changing nature of the teaching profession throughout the world. This collection of over 70 original articles addresses a wide range of issues that are relevant for understanding the present educational climate in which the accountability of teachers and the standardized testing of students have become dominant.

The international collection of authors brings to the handbook a breadth of knowledge and experience about the teaching profession and a wealth of material across a number of comparative dimensions, such as between developed and developing countries and between Eastern and Western cultures. In addition, many articles address the emerging challenges to education and to the lives of teachers which are brought about by the globalization trends of the 21st Century.

About the authors

Dr. Saha is a sociologist of education with 30 years experience in teaching and research. He has had extensive editorial experience. He was section editor (Sociology of Education) and contributor for the International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd edition (Elsevier, 1994), and Editor of the International Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Education (Elsevier, 1997). His most recent work is The Untested Accusation: Principals, Research Knowledge, and Policy Making in Schools (Ablex Publishing Co., Westport Conn., 2002, with Bruce J. Biddle)). He currently is Editor-in Chief of Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal (Springer).

Dr. Dworkin is a sociologist of education with 30 years experience in teaching and research. He is former chair of the Department of Sociology and has had close links with the Department of Education at the University of Houston. He is an expert on teacher burnout and has an international reputation. He is currently a member of the Sociology of Education Section He was the founder of Sociology of Education Research Group (SERG) at the University of Houston. He has published widely in the area of teacher burnout as reflected in two major publications, Teacher Burnout in the Public Schools (State University of New York Press, 1987) and Giving Up on School (Corwin/Sage, 1991, with Margaret D. LeCompte). Recently he has been conducting research on the affects and implications of standardized testing of achievement in Texas schools. Most recently, Dworkin and his SERG colleagues have prepared papers on TAAS performance and on retention in school for the Brown Center for Education Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. One each of his Brookings Institution papers were published in Diane Ravitch’s (editor) Brookings Papers on Education Policy: 2002 and John E. Chubb and Tom Loveless’ (editors) Bridging the Achievement Gap (2002).

Table of contents (76 chapters)

  • Introduction: New Perspectives On Teachers And Teaching

    Saha, Lawrence J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Teachers in History

    Houston, W. Robert

    Pages 15-23

  • Trends in Research on Teaching: an Historical and Critical Overview

    LeCompte, Margaret D.

    Pages 25-60

  • Teacher Research and Teacher as Researcher

    Craig, Cheryl J.

    Pages 61-70

  • The Dissemination of Knowledge about Research on Teachers, to the Teachers

    Saha, Lawrence J.

    Pages 71-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching
Editors
  • Lawrence Saha
  • Anthony Gary Dworkin
Series Title
Springer International Handbooks of Education
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73317-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73317-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-73316-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7747-2
Series ISSN
2197-1951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 1219
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