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The Meaning of Infant Teachers' Work : Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies - Linda Evans

The Meaning of Infant Teachers' Work

Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

Paperback Published: 25th August 1994
ISBN: 9780415088596
Number Of Pages: 272

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Teachers of the youngest children at school were the first to bear the brunt of the policies to change the curriculum after the 1988 Education Act. What did the changes mean to them? How did they perceive their impact upon their work, on standards in the curriculum, on assessment and testing, and on their relationships with pupils and colleagues? How did they cope with stress, long working hours, intrusions into their home lives, and with change imposed from outside?
The authors capture in detail the views of thirty infant teachers and compare their subjective perceptions, dominated by a sense of massive change, with the objective record of both continuities and changes in their work.

List of illustrations
Background to the Researchp. 3
Time Spent on Work: The Quantitative Framep. 11
Perceptions of the National Curriculump. 35
Administering National Testsp. 60
Perceptions of the Implementation Processp. 81
Curriculum Planning and Classroom Practicep. 100
The Use of Teachers' Timep. 127
Stressp. 155
Teachers' Morale and Job Satisfactionp. 177
Dilemmas of Professionalityp. 197
The Key Stage I Curriculum: Continuities and Changep. 210
Appendix I: Tables Containing Details of Participating Teachersp. 227
Appendix II: The Semi-Structured Interview Schedulep. 234
Appendix III: Coding Systemp. 238
Bibliographyp. 240
Author indexp. 250
Subject indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780415088596
ISBN-10: 0415088593
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 25th August 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1