Developing life and work histories of teachers

Ivor Goodson

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This article examines the growing literature on teachers' lives and work histories, beginning to fill what until now has been a significant gap in the educational literature on teachers and schooling. It is argued that looking at teachers' lives, careers, and histories in a broader and fuller social context, enables the development of insight in a grounded and collaborative manner into the social and political construction of teaching. This will then provide a valuable lens for observing contemporary moves to restructure and reform schooling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Applied Research in Education
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


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