Teaching in the 'margins': rekindling a passion for teaching

McGregor, Glenda and Mills, Martin (2012) Teaching in the 'margins': rekindling a passion for teaching. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 35 1: 1-18. doi:10.1080/01425692.2012.740813

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Author McGregor, Glenda
Mills, Martin
Title Teaching in the 'margins': rekindling a passion for teaching
Journal name British Journal of Sociology of Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3346
Publication date 2012-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01425692.2012.740813
Open Access Status
Volume 35
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The data for this paper are drawn from a qualitative research project involving a number of alternative education sites in Australia and the United Kingdom. In this paper, we focus only on the motives and teaching philosophies of a sample of teachers who have chosen to work in alternative education sites despite, for some, the prospect of uncertain employment conditions and lower salaries. A thematic approach is used with the data so as to structure participant perspectives on a range of teaching-related issues. We argue that the experiences and perceptions of these teachers provide a starting point for reflection about the impact of many current educational policies that have been shaped or influenced by market-driven neo-liberal paradigms emphasising disciplinary accountabilities for teachers.
Keyword Alternative schools
Teachers’ work
Education policy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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