ORDER Among Schoolteachers: Community, Autonomy, and Ideology in Teachers' Work

In the USA

Teachers College Press or Amazon.com


In Canada



"This is no once-over-lightly piece of research....[Joel Westheimer] leaves in tatters the
tapestry of rhetoric that has been woven by reformers around the idea that all teacher
communities are alike and that building them requires only a few hardy souls with moxie and
determination....For this passion, for the quality of the study itself, and for the importance of
teacher communities in school reform, Westheimer and Teachers College Press have done
practitioners, policy makers, and researchers a considerable service in publishing Among
          – From the Foreword by Larry Cuban, Stanford University

"Among Schoolteachers is a thoroughly engaging account of what makes two teacher
communities 'tick'... This is neither a romanticized celebration of teacher community nor a
detached portrait of two schools. Instead, Westheimer's account is at once passionate and
analytic, critical and empathic. It is exactly the kind of rendering of schools we need for our
own democratic dialogue as scholars."
           – Suzanne M. Wilson, Michigan State University