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ERIC Number: EJ819782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Who Dares to Disconnect in the Age of Uncertainty? Teachers' Recesses and "Off-the-Clock" Work
Lindqvist, Per; Nordanger, Ulla Karin
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v12 n6 p623-637 Dec 2006
This article addresses teachers' use of their professional time. With the support of substantive grounded theories from two separate studies--focusing on two "invisible" parts of teachers' work: recesses and off-the-clock work--we aim to conceptualize some patterns in contemporary work of teachers and discuss them in the light of changing working conditions in a time of insecurity. Our findings indicate differences in how teachers handle a work environment characterized by uncertainty and provide an elaborated explanation of how recent changes in working conditions have affected teachers' apprehension and work performance. The discussion points to novel means to understand and re-frame reasonable and sustainable working conditions for teachers. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Sweden