A Sociological Study

Dan C. Lortie

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Dan C. Lortie

Second Edition With a new Preface
308 pages | 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 | © 1975, 2002
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226493534 Published May 2002
Upon its initial publication, many reviewers dubbed Dan C. Lortie's Schoolteacher the best social portrait of the profession since Willard Waller's classic The Sociology of Teaching. This new printing of Lortie's classic—including a new preface bringing the author's observations up to date—is an essential view into the world and culture of a vitally important profession.
1. The Hand of History
2. Recruitment and Reaffirmation
3. The Limits of Socialization
4. Career and Work Rewards
5. Perspectives on Purpose
6. Endemic Uncertainties
7. The Logic of Teacher Sentiments
8. Sentiments and Interpersonal Preferences
9. Speculations on Change
Appendix A- Sample Description
Appendix B- The Questions
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