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ERIC Number: EJ782069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 40
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
The Changing Roles of Teachers in an Era of High-Stakes Accountability
Valli, Linda; Buese, Daria
American Educational Research Journal, v44 n3 p519-558 2007
This article examines the impact of federal, state, and local policies on the roles that elementary school teachers are asked to assume inside and outside the classroom. Through a detailed analysis of changes in teacher tasks over a 4-year period, the authors determined that role expectations increased, intensified, and expanded in four areas: instructional, institutional, collaborative, and learning. These changes had unanticipated, and often negative, consequences for teachers' relationships with students, pedagogy, and sense of professional well-being. The authors use one policy directive, differentiated instruction, to illustrate the complexity of role demands currently made of teachers, and they draw implications for policy and research. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A