Invisible Features: Hidden Aspects of Teacher Identity in an Urban Charter School
Title: Invisible Features
Subtitle: Hidden Aspects of Teacher Identity in an Urban Charter School
Subject Classification: Education, Society and Culture
BIC Classification: JN, JNL
BISAC Classification: EDU034020, EDU001000, EDU054000
Binding: Hardback, pp. 146
Publication date: 20th April 2022
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-871891-47-8
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-871891-48-5
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The reconfiguration of public education in the United States around free-market aims means each charter school must define its product, and its product features, around marketability – specifically their school’s pedagogical practices, aims, and goals. Yet how these are defined may not align with how teachers perceive the aims and goals of teaching. This in turn impacts how individual teachers make meaning of their roles within a school culture, and how they talk about what the purposes and practices of teaching are for them. Invisible Features explores how one group of teachers at an urban charter school react to phenomena (including how the various product features of their school are presented) and how they make meaning of the prominent concepts in contemporary school reform, including teacher autonomy, accountability, failure, choice, and equity.
Author: Martha H. Carey, PhD, is the founder of CareyThinking LLC, which provides consulting services to non-profit organisations in the Philadelphia area.
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