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Teacher unions in public education : politics, history, and the future

Author: Nina Bascia
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book locates teacher unions at the crux of the enduring tensions between teachers' own low status in the educational system and the necessary autonomy and working conditions to teach effectively and well. The chapters, focusing on teacher unions in Canada, the U.S., and England reveal the dynamic nature of teacher unions engaging in a variety of activities and pursuing multiple strategies"--
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Bascia
ISBN: 9781137436184 1137436182
OCLC Number: 907100450
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 220 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Perspectives on Teacher Unions: History, Discourse, and Renewal / Nina Bascia --
Part I. Histories: 2. Gender and Status: Ontario Teachers' Associations in the Nineteenth Century / Harry Smaller; 3. Defending Teachers' Rights and Promoting Public Education: Evolving and Emerging Union Strategies within a Globalized Neoliberal Context / Wendy Poole; 4. Remembering, Reimagining, and Reviving Social Justice Teacher Unionism / Cindy Rottmann, Larry Kuehn, Christine Stewart, Jane Turner, and James Chamberlain --
Part II. Discourses: 5. Fragility and Volatility in Teacher Union-Governmental Relations / Nina Bascia and Pamela Osmond-Johnson; 6. Model Citizen or Bad Influence? The Contested Nature of Teachers' Public Activism / Katy Swalwell; 7. The Formal and Informal Contexts of Union Socialization / Ben Pogodzinski --
Part III. Renewal: 8. Classroom, Community, and Contract: A New Framework for Building Moral Legitimacy and Member Activism in Teacher Unions / Kara Popiel; 9. Why and How a Teacher Union Supports Autonomous Teacher Professional Development in an Age of New Managerialism / Charlie Naylor; 10. Crossing Boundaries to Support Strategic Foresight / Jean-Claude Couture; 11. Education Reform in England and the Emergence of Social Movement Unionism: The National Union of Teachers in England / Howard Stevenson and Justine Mercer; 12. The Teachers' Trifecta: Democracy, Social Justice, Mobilization / Lois Weiner; 13. Conclusion / Nina Bascia.
Responsibility: edited by Nina Bascia.
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