Constructing Teacher Culture

Judyth Sachs, Richard Smith

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In this paper, the argument is made that forms of consciousness, knowledge, sentiments and values that teachers use as part of their cultural repertoires in schools are the result of social constitution. T'social’ is composed of a number of overlapping discourses that are characteristic of schools everywhere. ‘Teacher culture’ is a signifier for the production and consumption of these discourses. Recent trends to emphasise the plurality of teacher culture(s) are countered by a review of work that suggests more uniformity in teacher culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-436
Number of pages14
JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes


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