This title, first published in 1990, examines the work of teachers in the classroom and the school from a sociological perspective. It will be important reading for teacher education students who have little or no background in sociology, providing them with information, understanding and techniques which will enable them to operate as competent teachers in the classroom.

chapter 1|10 pages


A map of teaching

chapter 2|35 pages

Controlling Children

Control and interaction

chapter 3|32 pages

Images and Labels

Interaction and evaluation

chapter 4|27 pages

What Do I Teach?

Knowledge and control

chapter 5|26 pages

Styles of Teaching

Knowledge and interaction

chapter 6|26 pages

Measuring Student Progress

Knowledge and evaluation

chapter 7|32 pages

Community, Schools and Colleagues

Evaluation and control

chapter 8|30 pages

A Case Study of Classroom Teaching

A lesson on European trees

chapter 9|26 pages

Teachers and their Careers

The world of the beginning teacher

chapter 10|16 pages

Ways of Thinking about Teaching

A sociological codicil