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Book Title: Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study, With a new Preface|
The author of the book: Dan C. Lortie
ISBN 13: 9780226493534
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Reader ratings: 6.8
Edition: University Of Chicago Press
Date of issue: May 1st 2002
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If a person wants to understand teachers and the teaching profession, she/he must read this classic book. From this book, not only can readers gain knowledge about the history of and the problems with the teaching profession, but we can initiate strategies to answer the problems. Graduate students or even undergraduate students in teacher education programs must read this book if they claim unpretending commitment to schooling. In this review, I want to discuss three merits of this classic.
First, writing. Before I read this book, I had read a lot of papers and some books centering on issues of education. Generally speaking, the majority of works that I finished are disaster in terms of composition. The poor quality might be partially due to the authors' careless attitude toward their work and partially the lack of talent. The book by Lortie can serve as a manual of writing although the he had no any intention to this at all. I regarded Lee Shuman was a great writer. However, after finishing Lortie's, I believe the latter is undoubtedly much better. It is an enjoyment to read a book with vivid, smooth, and succinct writing. You can imagine what a book it is if an academic work is emitting humorous and funny sparks.
Second, the content. The book, first published in 1975, is not outdated at all. Actually, what Lortie described about teachers, the teaching profession, and school management is exactly the education reality of today. I never know another book that provides so accurate description and enlightening discussion of the aforementioned topics. I guess Lortie's success is based on his serious tracking of the development of the teaching profession, his deep investigation into the data that he collected, and his ability of gleaning meanings from data.
Third, methodology. This book can serve as an excellent textbook of methodology for research. The ideas of the methods of collecting data, analyzing data, and making discussions permeate this book. This is an amazing example of conducting research.
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