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ERIC Number: ED409313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Finding and Scheduling Time: Temporal Issues in Educational Reform. A Pilot Study Related to Research on "Understanding Time in the Lives of Teachers and Administrators within Contexts of Educational Reform."
Lafleur, Clay
The study reported here investigated time as experienced and perceived by teachers who are actively involved in curriculum change and reform in their workplace. Three teachers--two secondary and one elementary--participated in the study. Interviews were designed to encourage these teachers to talk about how they manage and deal with educational reform and change. The phenomenon of time emerged as a general theme in all three interviews. Study data supported the notion that time is a scarce resource for teachers and that perceptions of time are embedded in the daily practices of teachers. By far the greatest number of references to time represented a monochronic, regulated and commodified view of time, though more flexibility was evident in the context of life in classrooms and with students. There were few references to chronological time and head time, and limited references to phenomenological or inner experiences of time. (Contains 25 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada