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`I waited with great anticipation to receive Jon Prossers book School Culture. The wait was worth it and I wasn't to be disappointed....this is a fine book bringing to a reader a credible and solid set of work'- Youth and Policy School culture is today one of the most important themes in education and educational research.This book draws on a wide range of contemporary perspectives to provide an insight into the key issues and concepts which underpin school culture. The first part of the book is concerned with culture as an holistic concept. The second part adopts the stance that school culture is the sum of its subcultures.The contributors focus on significant groups such as te

Teacher Identity in Popular Culture1
Teacher identity in popular culture
SandraWeber and ClaudiaMitchell

Real-life setting I: A large family reunion where many distant cousins who have travelled from afar are meeting for the first time.

Male Cousin #1: So, what do you do for a living?

Male Cousin #2: I'm a grade school teacher.

Male Cousin #1 (eyes glazing over): Oh, that's nice. So … have you heard the news about Aunt Laura, isn't it outrageous?

Real-life setting II: A high school staff room during lunch hour.

Female teacher to another: I simply hate it when my husband or children say ‘you're talking just like a teacher!’ I mean I know I am a teacher, but it feels like such a put-down when people tell me I look or act or sound ...

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