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ERIC Number: EJ883984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 154
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
The Teacher Workforce and Problems of Educational Equity
Little, Judith Warren; Bartlett, Lora
Review of Research in Education, v34 n1 p285-328 2010
In this chapter, the authors examine developments in the teacher workforce and in the occupation of teaching across recent generations. They take their point of departure from the perspective of prevailing policy discourse on enduring problems of educational equity, asking not only how teaching has evolved in recent decades but more specifically how that evolution has mattered to the distribution of educational opportunity and the shape of educational outcomes. This terrain is arguably large, and the text necessarily reflects certain choices regarding focus and emphasis. Consistent with the overall volume, the authors focus principally on conditions in industrialized nations and on teachers as the object of policies intended to remedy problems of persistent inequity. They acknowledge but do not delve into the extensive and complex body of classroom-based research that locates issues of equity in teachers' pedagogical practices, their relationships with students and families, and the expectations they hold of low-income, minority, or special-needs students. They argue for a policy and research perspective that more fully integrates individual and collective conceptions of teacher quality and that attends more fully to institutional processes and organizational contexts for teaching. (Contains 26 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; New York; United Kingdom; United States