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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book fills a desparate need for reflective teachers.
Mr. Lortie has written a study that cuts to the heart of the teaching profession. He analyzes the overt and subliminal messages that teachers are bombaded with from the first day that they enter the profession. I recommend this book to teachers and those interested in understanding the unique social structure that we call "school"
Published on July 10, 1998 by egidseg@mhv.net

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1.0 out of 5 stars A historical snapshot -- *not* suitable for all purposes
This book was assigned for one of my doctoral classes in Education. I recommend it ONLY if it is used as a historical document, not as a reflection of the state of teaching or education in the U.S.

It was originally written in the early 1970's, and little (if anything) has been updated for the 2nd edition. Therefore, Dr. Lortie cites data from sociological...
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book fills a desparate need for reflective teachers., July 10, 1998
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Mr. Lortie has written a study that cuts to the heart of the teaching profession. He analyzes the overt and subliminal messages that teachers are bombaded with from the first day that they enter the profession. I recommend this book to teachers and those interested in understanding the unique social structure that we call "school"
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must for any educator, January 5, 2012
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This is a book you have to read if you are interested in education and schools. It is a classic and, although it was written more than 35 years ago, it is still an important reference to understand the practice of teachers in schools.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bible of Teacher Education, April 2, 2008
This review is from: Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study (Paperback)
It is almost a text definitely to read in the research of Teacher Education. You can find a lot of writer cited this remarkable research in their articles or books. I hope more similar sociological research can be found in different cultures to explore school teacher life.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A historical snapshot -- *not* suitable for all purposes, February 21, 2012
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This book was assigned for one of my doctoral classes in Education. I recommend it ONLY if it is used as a historical document, not as a reflection of the state of teaching or education in the U.S.

It was originally written in the early 1970's, and little (if anything) has been updated for the 2nd edition. Therefore, Dr. Lortie cites data from sociological studies conducted in the 1950's and 1960's. Much has changed in U.S. society in the last 50+ years, but Dr. Lortie's language surrounding women and other minority groups remains extremely outdated. During our reading, my classmates' and my reactions alternated between shock, offense and laughter; we were simply uncertain how to respond to such an outdated text being presented to us (and presenting itself) as a "current" document.

A few examples include poor language choices (e.g., calling single women teachers over a certain age "spinsters," p. 96), and outdated data leading to outdated conclusions (e.g, when discussing teachers' engagement in the profession on p. 93, Lortie writes, "Inspection of the distribution reveals that few women, single or married, become deeply involved in their twenties; they seem to be hedging their bets if single and if married awaiting the arrival of a child or a change in their husband's status (e.g., completion of training)...It seems that commitment to work expands when women conclude that they will remain single (Peterson 1956)). There are many more examples, but for the sake of time and space, I will leave it at these.

Again, this book contains some useful information -- if it is read and positioned properly: as a historical document only. Thus, my recommendation is to read -- and assign -- with caution.
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Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study by Dan C. Lortie (Paperback - May 1, 2002)
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