ERIC Number: EJ456590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Contradictions and Tensions in the Professionalization of Teaching and the Democratization of Schools.
Zeichner, Kenneth M.
Teachers College Record, v92 n3 p363-79 Spr 1991
Examines tensions and contradictions associated with proposals to restructure schools, empower teachers, and create a professional, collaborative work environment. A broad school democracy must include parents, community members, and students in structured decision-making processes. Teacher empowerment and school restructuring must coincide with socioeconomic and sociopolitical changes. (SM)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach, Parent School Relationship, Participative Decision Making, Politics of Education, School Community Relationship, School Restructuring, Social Change, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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