LIVING CONTRADICTION: A TEACHER'S EXAMINATION OF TENSION AND DISRUPTION IN SCHOOLS, IN CLASSROOMS AND IN SELF (pb) 2017
Describes how one teacher lost himself in his rigid commitment to upholding standards, and charts his research-led journey to find a better way. Co-authored by Sean Warren and Stephen Bigger, 'Living Contradiction: A Teacher s Examination of Tension and Disruption in Schools, in Classrooms and in Self charts Warren s journey as an experienced and successful teacher who lost himself in his rigid commitment to upholding standards, and documents his research to find a better way. Values are in vogue in education: they are stated in school policies across the land. They are a list of what the school wants people to think about them and their educational aims that they are caring, effective, and ethical in rooting pedagogy and all educational processes in positive relationships between teachers and pupils. Amidst the reality of classroom life, however, the very best of intentions can be compromised as the insidious influences of power, pressure, and responsibility come to bear.