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Negotiating new ways of working

Thecasestudiesdescribedinearlierchaptershaveexploredsome ofthechallengesfacedbyeducatorsastheymovebeyondtherelative predictabilityoftheworkplaceclassroom.Theyhaveillustratedanumberofkeyfactorsuponwhichworkplacecommunicationpracticeis based.Thefirstrelatestohowthediscoursesoftheworkplaceareto bedescribed,interpretedandexplained.Thesecondrevolvesaround howeducatorsdefinetheirrolesandpracticesinthelightofthosediscourses,theideologiesthatunderpinthem,andtheprevailingmodels thatgoverntheiractivityanddeterminehowtheireffectivenesswill bejudged.Theothervitaldeterminingfactorrelatestothelocalorganisationalcontext-theextenttowhicheducatorsareabletocreateaneffectivepartnershiptopromotethelearninganddevelopmentofindividuals andtoimprovecommunication,learningandmanagementpracticesat work.