Book Title: Community, Diversity, and Conflict Among Schoolteachers: The Ties That Blind (Advances in Contemporary Educational Thought Series)
Publisher: Teachers College Pr
Author: Betty Achinstein
Using richly textured case studies of two very different schools, Betty Achinstein shows when teachers enact reforms in the name of community, what often emerges is conflict. Whether dealing with issues of teacher collaboration or how to meet the needs of a diverse student population, conflicts within professional communities reflect important differences of beliefs and practices. This book reframes conflict as constructive in building educational communities that learn and promote democratic values in schools.