This study describes research into teachers’ role conceptions and uncertainties in different types of school and neighbourhood. The authors examine in particular pupils’ and parents’ conceptions of the teacher’s role, and the conflicts which teachers experience when they are exposed to different expectations and demands in a rapidly changing educational and social scene.

chapter 1|16 pages

The Teacher and Society

chapter 2|11 pages

The Expectations of Pupils

chapter 3|15 pages

The Expectations of Parents

chapter 4|15 pages

Teachers' Role Conflicts

chapter 5|10 pages

Parents versus Teachers

chapter 6|11 pages

Problems of Status and Role

chapter 7|11 pages

Teachers and Clients