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ERIC Number: EJ771290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Teacher Power--Revisited
Myers, Donald Allen
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v80 n5 p239-242 May-Jun 2007
The author reviews four factors that contribute to the reduction of the authority and power of teachers: the Far Right, the Christian Right, the standards movement, and the decline in the use of collective bargaining. As a result of these initiatives, teachers are forced to abandon many progressive educational practices and embrace educational philosophies alien to them; stand by while useful courses such as music, art, physical education, and creative writing are eliminated; adopt drill and grill activities rather than open-ended discussion with students; and forsake any sense of a unique individual school identity and philosophy. Therefore, teaching is fast becoming an unattractive, if not demeaning, profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001