Carmel Roofe (Ph.D. and Masters of Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Mona) is a teacher educator and a senior lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona. She is the co-founder of the Caribbean Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies and a Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield. Her research work emphasizes the use of qualitative methodologies to explore issues related to teaching and learning across cultural spaces.
Books by Carmel Roofe:
A Cross-Cultural Consideration of Teacher Leaders’ Narratives of Power, Agency and School Culture presents groundbreaking work that expands discussions of teachers’ work to highlight the struggles of a profession in three different countries: England, Jamaica and the United States. This research provides examples of teacher leaders’ narratives about power, agency and school culture, presenting the voices of teacher leaders across diverse contexts. It identifies the “lessons” that transcend culture and speaks to the importance of understanding how teachers’ work (and teacher leadership) functions within complex school cultures. This work has profound implications for teaching, learning and leading in a 21st century global economy.
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