Between Caring & Counting: Teachers Take on Education Reform by Lindsay Kerr

By Lindsay Kerr

One of the foremost planks of conservative Ontario ideal Mike Harris's Nineteen Nineties platform was once schooling reform. Amid a sea of reputable experiences, coverage records and 'expert' evaluations on schooling, even though, the voices of tangible lecture room lecturers have been tricky to discover. This omission is redressed in Lindsay Kerr'sBetween being concerned & Counting. via a spotlight crew of present-day secondary tuition lecturers in Toronto, Kerr can provide a passionate account of the unassailably unfavorable adjustments affecting secondary schooling and lecturers' work.

From a severe feminist standpoint and utilizing institutional ethnography, Kerr situates the matter in schooling squarely as a clash among an 'accounting good judgment' and 'an ethic of care on the centre of schooling practice.' She exposes paradoxes inherent in schooling reform comparable to the rise of presidency keep an eye on while that govt investment for schooling decreases. She additionally connects academic restructuring to adjustments within the energy family of gender, type and race around the public schooling method. those neighborhood adjustments, she unearths, don't replicate sound pedagogy however the imperatives of neoliberal globalization.

Counteracting melancholy with wish, Kerr explores self-reflexive feedback for teacher-educators to workout company of their lives and to proceed to paintings towards a simply and equitable public schooling system.

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