The Political Orientations of Teachers

  • Mark B. Ginsburg
  • Sangeeta G. Kamat
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 21)

Teachers work and live within unequal relations of power. Capitalism, patriarchy, racial or ethnic group stratification, authoritarian religious or secular state formations, or imperialism are imbedded not only in local, national and global communities but also in teachers' immediate work sites (classrooms and campuses) as well as in the educational system more generally. What teachers do in and outside their workplaces is dialectically related to the distribution of both a) the material and symbolic resources and b) the structural and ideological power used to control the means of producing, reproducing, consuming, and accumulating material and symbolic resources.


Social Movement Political Orientation Female Teacher Subordinate Group American Teacher 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark B. Ginsburg
    • 1
  • Sangeeta G. Kamat
    • 2
  1. 1.Academy for Educational DevelopmentWashington
  2. 2.Department of Educational Policy Research and AdministrationUniversity of Massachusetts-AmherstSouth Amherst

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