This study explores the nature of teachers' roles, expectations of teachers, and quality of teacher life in school. Looking at the challenges faced by educators today, the author suggests that making choices about 'teacher care' may have a powerful influence on teacher attempts to find a balance between the demands of their personal and professional lives.
Dr. Marilyn Hiebert is the principal of Roland Michener Elementary School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary.
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface by Jacki McLaren, Principal; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Considering Teachers' Lives at School; 2. The Process of Exploring Teachers' Lives; 3. My Desk Represents My Reality; 4. The Clocks Are Controlled Downtown; 5. It Only Matters If You Care; 6. Teachers' Lives in Schools; Appendix A - Summaries of Four Regulatory Documents; Appendix B - Roles That Teachers Play; Appendix C - Permission to Conduct Research; Appendix D - Consent Forms; Appendix E - Interview Templates; Appendix F - Teachers Talk About Their Teaching Backgrounds; Appendix G - Letter Requesting Closure; References; Index.