Teachers’ Work

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


Teachers’ work refers to the complex array of practices, knowledge, relationships and ethical considerations that comprise the role of the teacher. It acknowledges the ways in which teachers’ work is being reshaped in the context of a broader set of economic, political and cultural conditions. Early career teacher resilience is promoted when the focus is on understanding the complex, intense and unpredictable nature of teachers’ work rather than on individual deficits and victim blaming.


Work intensification Pedagogy Professional development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.School of EducationEdith Cowan UniversityPerthAustralia

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