Teaching at the Secondary Level

  • Floyd M. Hammack
  • Dana M. Grayson
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 21)

This essay briefly traces the history of secondary education, the development of its curriculum and of its teachers, and describes the consequences of these changes for teachers and teaching. This background material allows us to then focus on research concerning contemporary issues and policies in secondary teaching, including teacher quality, the sources of challenges to successful secondary school teaching, and some of the efforts to increase the effectiveness of schools and of teachers.


Secondary Education Secondary Level American Sociological Review Teacher Quality Labor Market Opportunity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Floyd M. Hammack
    • 1
  • Dana M. Grayson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Humanities and the Social SciencesNew York University10003

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