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What Can We Learn from Teacher Dissent Online?


Educational Forum Volume 76, Number 2, ISSN 0013-1725


Given the prevailing spirit of teacher frustration regarding current educational policy, the authors perused frequently visited teacher blogs and discussion boards in the summer of 2009 to determine whether teachers are effectively using them to express professionally informed political dissent regarding educational policy. While many teachers are frustrated with educational policies, they are not particularly adept at voicing their dissent against such policies. Many downplay their professional knowledge, avoid overtly political postings, and feel isolated from others who share their views.


Stitzlein, S.M. & Quinn, S. (2012). What Can We Learn from Teacher Dissent Online?. Educational Forum, 76(2), 190-200. Retrieved December 4, 2023 from .

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