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Policy Reforms 'Demoralizing' Teaching Profession
2011-11-15 12:38:25

A provocative new article in the American Journal of Education argues that many teachers in the age of rigid curricula, high-stakes testing, and reduced classroom autonomy are finding it difficult to access the "moral rewards" of their profession. This demoralization of teaching threatens to drive away even the most passionate and dedicated of teachers. "The moral rewards of teaching are activated when educators feel that they are doing what is right in terms of one's students, the...