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Annalee Good is an educational researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
AcknowledgmentsSection One: Setting the TableChapter One: The problem with teachers and educational policyChapter Two: Teachers in Embedded ContextsSection Two: The Trouble with Getting to the TableChapter Three: The Structure of Teachers’ WorkChapter Four: Power and Decision Making in Public SchoolingChapter Five: Teachers’ professional status Section Three: When Teachers Are at the TableChapter Six: Capacity and WillChapter Seven: Formal Structures Conclusion: The Why and How of Teacher Voices at the Table Appendix: National and state surveys of teachers References About the Author
Timely, engaging, and meticulously researched, Teachers at the Table: Voice, Agency, and Advocacy in Educational Policymaking offers invaluable insight into the institutional dynamics that inhibit teacher involvement in educational policy design. At the same time, it foregrounds the stories of teachers who challenge these dynamics to engage in policymaking in a variety of ways. An essential text for all teachers and teacher educators.
— May Hara, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Good is one of a handful of authors to study education policy from the perspective of teachers' essential voice and expertise. This important book provides a compelling argument for deeply engaging teachers at every level of instructional policymaking. It is a critical read at a time when teachers' legitimate rights to organize for better policy and conditions are under siege.
— Patricia Burch, associate professor of education