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ERIC Number: EJ1026373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Teaching in the "Margins": Rekindling a Passion for Teaching
McGregor, Glenda; Mills, Martin
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v35 n1 p1-18 2014
The data for this paper are drawn from a qualitative research project involving a number of alternative education sites in Australia and the United Kingdom. In this paper, we focus only on the motives and teaching philosophies of a sample of teachers who have chosen to work in alternative education sites despite, for some, the prospect of uncertain employment conditions and lower salaries. A thematic approach is used with the data so as to structure participant perspectives on a range of teaching-related issues. We argue that the experiences and perceptions of these teachers provide a starting point for reflection about the impact of many current educational policies that have been shaped or influenced by market-driven neo-liberal paradigms emphasising disciplinary accountabilities for teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom
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