ERIC Number: EJ942040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Continuity, Stability and Community in Teaching
Donnelly, J. F.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n3 p311-325 Jun 2006
This article is concerned with understanding continuity and stability in teaching, and their significance. It looks particularly at the work of Anthony Giddens on structure and agency, that of Martin Heidegger on the limits of discursive and theoretical analysis, and the communitarian strand within ethics. It applies this discussion to understandings of teachers' work in the context especially of policy and agendas for change, arguing that continuity and the notion of a community of practitioners is critical to maintaining the distinctive ethical quality of teaching.
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Change Strategies, Sustainability, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Alignment (Education), Communities of Practice
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Education Level: Adult Education
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