Book News: October 10th, 2001

Matthew HorneTeaching has become an unsustainable profession. Matthew Horne’s in-depth research into teacher attitudes suggests the current crisis in recruitment and retention is long-term, not cyclical. The most influential factors, alongside pay, in recruiting teachers and encouraging them to stay in the profession are the working conditions in schools, and the opportunities for professional creativity and autonomy. Schools need to become more appealing places to work, and teachers themselves must be able to drive the necessary changes: this is the “progressive transformation”, which the author argues is the only way to solve the problems the school education system faces.

Published by Demos   <> . 8 pounds 95p ISBN 1 898309 004 X