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ERIC Number: EJ821313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Education--Mind Your Language Please
Crossman, Brian
Teacher Development, v9 n1 p145-154 Mar 2005
Improving professionalism and teachers' professional image is beginning to figure highly on the educational policy agenda of a number of countries facing teacher shortages. This article probes and questions the language of education and educators and reasons that so much focus has been placed on expectations of teachers and teacher development that the very language of education and professional development has, paradoxically, become a significant factor in their poor status. It reasons that teachers can be recipients of disparaging "discourses of derision". This personal viewpoint has been written from an Australian college teacher's perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom