Review of Susan Ellsmore, Carry on, teachers! Representations of the teaching profession in screen culture, Trentham Books, Stoke on Trent, UK and Sterling, USA, 2005, ISBN 1 85856 359 3 [Book review]

Danaher, Patrick Alan and Anteliz, Emilio A. and Coombes, Phyllida (2006) Review of Susan Ellsmore, Carry on, teachers! Representations of the teaching profession in screen culture, Trentham Books, Stoke on Trent, UK and Sterling, USA, 2005, ISBN 1 85856 359 3 [Book review]. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2 (2). pp. 62-63. ISSN 1833-4105

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Review of Susan Ellsmore's 2005 publication, Carry On, Teachers! Representations of the Teaching Profession in Screen Culture. Stoke on trent, UK and Sterling USA: Trentham Books. (ISBN 1 85856 359 3). There is a strong and continuing tradition of cinematic representations of the work of educators, some of it memorable and inspiring. The most recent of these viewed by the reviewers was Julie Walters’ superlative performance in the television film Ahead of the Class (ITV, 2005). Walters portrayed Dame Marie Stubbs, who came out of retirement to lead St George’s Roman Catholic Secondary School in London, at whose gates a previous headteacher had been murdered and which was threatened with closure by the English Office for Standards in Education. Partly by dint of her powerful personality and partly through the enforcement of what some might see as traditional behaviour such as courtesy and punctuality, she succeeded in taking the school from having been threatened with closure to being lauded as a national example of good pedagogical practice.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2007 00:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: screen culture, teacher identity, teachers, teachers' work, teaching, United Kingdom
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1793

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