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A Sociological Study

Dan C. Lortie


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Upon its initial publication, many reviewers dubbed Dan C. Lortie's Schoolteacher the best social portrait of the profession since Willard Waller's classic The Sociology of Teaching. This new printing of Lortie's classic—including a new preface bringing the author's observations up to date—is an essential view into the world and culture of a vitally important profession.

University of Chicago Press, 9780226493534, 308pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2002

About the Author

Dan C. Lortie (1926-2020) was a professor of education at the University of Chicago. His book Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study, was published in 1975 and esteemed as the best social portrait of the profession. His study of school leadership, School Principal: Managing in Public was published in 2009.