Watching yourself and others: Touch, personal space and risk in the classroom

Year: 2004

Author: Sachs, Judyth

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper explores how teachers manage issues of risk of harm to children. It argues that under current regimes of accountability and surveillance teachers' have redefined how they enact a duty of care. The specific strategies that teachers employ in their classrooms and outside to ensure their own and their students' safety are presented and examined from a lens of the impact of these activities on teacher professionalism.