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What are the issues surrounding teacher workload?

What are the issues surrounding teacher workload?

Green, Michael (2018) What are the issues surrounding teacher workload? In: Carden, Catherine, (ed.) Primary Teaching: Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools Today. Learning Matters, pp. 445-458. ISBN 978-1526436443

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Abstract

Teaching is, without question, a fantastic and rewarding job and should be a profession that many aspire to join. That buzz you get when you help pupils in your class fulfil their potential is unlike any other feeling. Despite these rewards, teaching is certainly not without its challenges. It almost seems impossible these days to discuss any topic relating to teaching without the topic of workload being raised. Too often we are seeing teachers being asked to do too much. The feeling of an endless list of jobs to get through; even after working all hours the list continues to be added to. It is when the list of jobs to perform becomes the driver of your life that the passion and enthusiasm for the job can ebb away. Is it any wonder that we currently have both a teacher recruitment and retention crisis? The House of Commons Education Committee’s 2017 report on the recruitment and retention of teachers highlighted the pressure of teacher workload to be an important influencing factor.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 26.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workload, Teacher, Retention
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Teacher Education
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 16:54
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21275

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