Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education

Teachers' Career Trajectories and Work Lives

Editors: Bayer, M., Brinkkjaer, U., Plauborg, H., Rolls, S. (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive volume on current research on teachers’ career trajectories and work lives
  • Contributes to a better understanding of the ways in which teachers’ careers unfold
  • Discusses future research areas within the field of teachers’ career trajectories and work lives and places the research presented in the anthology within a broader perspective
  • Tackles a vitally important subject at the center of today’s education debate
  • Offers an international perspective with authors describing varied national contexts
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About this book

The working and career lives of teachers have changed radically over the last two decades. Reforms have turned education into a commodity and pupils into ‘consumers’. Yet not since 1992 has there been a comprehensive overview of research findings on teachers’ working lives. This anthology plugs the gap by collecting various scholarly contributions and perspectives on teachers’ career trajectories and work lives.

The material includes an introduction to previous research within the field, presents a range of contemporary research and offers suggestions as to what lies ahead. Among the contributors are leading educational academics who describe a variety of national contexts, illustrating how problems and challenges relating to the teaching profession manifest themselves and are tackled in different countries.

The anthology also shows just how many aspects of teachers’ career trajectories and work lives transcend national boundaries. Common international themes include stronger ties between education and the economy, and a growing importance placed on how students’ skills relate to the perceived needs of the labour market. There is also a greater degree of political interference in curriculum goals and processes, and an expanding obsession with evaluation.

In many countries, a whole generation of teachers are reaching retirement age, ‘changing the guard’ with a crop of new young recruits who are ever harder to attract. At a time when there is an increasing focus on issues such as teacher recruitment, retention and professional development, this anthology offers insight and inspiration to teacher educators and educational policy makers as well as to current and prospective teachers. It also aims at encouraging research into the field of teachers’ working lives.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to Teachers' Career Trajectories

    Bayer, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Teachers' Career Trajectories: An Examination of Research

    Rolls, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

  • Career Stories as Gateway to Understanding Teacher Development

    Kelchtermans, Geert

    Pages 29-47

  • Committed for Life? Variations in Teachers' Work, Lives and Effectiveness

    Day, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 49-70

  • On the Unacknowledged Significance of Teachers' Habitus and Dispositions

    Steensen, Jette

    Pages 71-91

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-2358-2
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-2357-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3689-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teachers' Career Trajectories and Work Lives
Editors
  • Martin Bayer
  • Ulf Brinkkjaer
  • Helle Plauborg
  • Simon Rolls
Series Title
Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2358-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2358-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2357-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3689-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 230
Topics