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Beacons of light, rays, or sun catchers? A case study of the positioning of literacy teachers and their knowledge in neoliberal times
A study was conducted on the 'minority world' trend in teacher in-service, which tries to develop experts who can assist other teachers raise student achievement. The program was based on teacher knowledge production, but findings revealed that training the teachers negated their prior knowledge, experience and practices. The authors argue that teachers need critical reflection, time to share with other teachers, and a flow of knowledge in all directions.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008
The author discusses the evolution of ideas about the relationship between national and international development and educational change since World War II. He critically reviews relevant literature in comparative and international education, focusing on the concept of teachers’ work. The analyses draw on theories of postcolonialism. The author argues that virtually without exception, studies of, and theories about, teaching as work are based on the experiences of the northern hemisphere, particularly developed countries.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2008