Cultures of Silence
What if teachers were as important as academics, if not more important? What if classroom life, research and practice was at the core of educational policy decisions and not on the habitual fringe?
Why do some teachers call themselves teachers and some educators? Why do we teachers struggle particularly with issues of identity and recognition? Probably because of our low wages, especially when viewed in proportion to the level of education and professional development we invest in ourselves to sustain our integrity and credibility in what we do. Teaching is what I would call a mystified profession . . .
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