Primary Teachers at Work

Primary Teachers at Work

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The first part of this book charts and analyses the working days of 326 primary school teachers. It shows how they spent their working lives, the nature of the curriculum they taught, and analyses their work into five main categories: Teaching, Preparation, Administration, Professional Development and Other Activities. The second part comments on the findings by relating them to issues of school management and curriculum manageability and looks at how the idea of `conscientiousness' among primary school teachers may have lead to their exploitation.Each pair of rows covered four or five hour periods; recording started at 7.00 a.m. and finished at 12.00 p.m. One row of ... Within a row, a period of activity was delimited by its start and end times, with two-letter codes indicating the one or ... Periods without school activity were left blank. ... switched from a table doing language to one doing number, for example: this would have been too much of a burden.

Title:Primary Teachers at Work
Author:R. J. Campbell, Sean Rupert St. John Neill
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1994


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