Palgrave Macmillan, 248 p., 65 £. ISBN : 9781137328595
Informed by social constructivist, feminist and post-colonial theories, this unique collection of essays by world-leading scholars questions a view of the teaching profession as inclusive. While acknowledging that teaching offers employment opportunities to individuals from a range of backgrounds, Inequalities in the Teaching Profession highlights the persistence of inequalities in this profession. The volume also explores how gender, ethnicity, social class and other identity markers shape teachers’ entries to the profession, their career progression and their wider professional and ’personal’ experiences. Favouring an encompassing approach to equality issues, this book takes a global perspective and covers a wide and diverse range of institutional and national contexts.