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ERIC Number: EJ721323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Teachers, Time and Work: Findings from the Evaluation of the Transforming the School Workforce Pathfinder Project
Gunter, Helen; Rayner, Steve; Thomas, Hywel; Fielding, Antony; Butt, Graham; Lance, Ann
School Leadership & Management, v25 n5 p441-454 Nov 2005
Teacher's work and workload have been major factors in the recruitment, retention and revitalization of the profession. In January 2003 the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) launched a major reform known as remodelling, by which the work-life balance would be improved by freeing teachers up to teach, and using other members of the workforce (teaching and learning support assistants, administrators and bursars, technicians and welfare and counselling staff) to take on work that teachers need no longer do. This reform is in progress, and while there is anecdotal evidence of both the benefits and concerns of remodelling, there is no formal research evidence. However, prior to this initiative the DfES trialled these changes in 32 pilot schools, and a team from the University of Birmingham evaluated it. This paper examines this data with regard to the possibilities and opportunities afforded by remodelling and considers how the pilot data generates important questions and illuminates contradictions in the modernization project. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Birmingham)