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

Year: 2004

Author: Sachs, Judyth

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
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.

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