An excellent synthesis

Immoral Education: The Assault On Teachers’ Identities, Autonomy and Efficacy by Simon Gibbs (Routledge; Hb £115.00) reviewed by by Marc Smith

Simon Gibbs has written a compelling and timely account of the UK teaching profession. With teacher recruitment numbers falling and many teachers leaving the profession, this book is certainly a welcome addition to the growing number of works exploring the impact of so-called neo-liberal ideologies on the role of teachers.

Early chapters focus on ideas of self and identity and the interplay between the self and the social groups we find ourselves part of. These early chapter draw on a


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