Teaching in Context

Teaching in Context The Social Side of Education Reform

Edited by Esther Quintero, Foreword by Andy Hargreaves
Cloth, 264 Pages
Pub. Date: April 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-038-2
Price: 62.00

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Paper, 264 Pages
Pub. Date: April 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-037-5
Price: 31.00

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Teaching in Context provides new evidence from a range of leading scholars showing that teachers become more effective when they work in organizations that support them in comprehensive and coordinated ways. The studies featured in the book suggest an alternative approach to enhancing teacher quality: creating conditions and school structures that facilitate the transmission and sharing of knowledge among teachers, allowing teachers to work together effectively, and capitalizing on what we know about how educators learn and improve. The studies also show how social dynamics influence the speed, depth, and success with which any new idea is implemented, and how policies enacted without adequate consideration of their impact on the social fabric of schools can produce unintended negative consequences.

About the Editor

Esther Quintero is a senior fellow at the Albert Shanker Institute.

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