Accounts in the media often demonize teachers and misrepresent what is happening in schools. Meanwhile, teachers' voices are largely absent from the national and international debates on school reform. This dissertation privileges the voices of nine participating Kindergarten through second grade teachers from a variety of public schools, including affluent schools and schools receiving full and partial Title I funding. Through observations and interviews teachers shared their narratives of classroom joys and challenges while also describing how policy has affected these experiences.
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- Early Childhood Education
- Education, Elementary
- activity theory
- Feminist Theory
- Response to Intervention
- Primary school teaching--United States--Case studies.
- Primary school teaching
- Education and state--United States--Case studies.
- Teacher-student relationships--United States--Case studies.
- Primary school teachers--United States--Case studies.
- Primary school teachers
- Partial requirement for: Ed. D., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-187)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Curriculum and instruction (Early childhood education)