Changes in Teaching and Collective Teacher Work : 1980-2010
Maurice TARDIF, Cecilia BORGES

The objective of this paper is to propose a number of new directions for analysis and reflection in the emerging research field of collective teacher work. This paper is organized in two parts: the first situates the issue of collaborative work as part of the reforms and changes that have taken place in the teaching profession since the 1980s; the second relates this issue to the many ways of dividing up teaching work. This paper aims to lay the conceptual groundwork for a field that has been largely unexplored. This work is based on the studies of Professor Tardif’s research team on changes in the teaching profession and team teaching systems, and on recent research by Professor Borges on team teaching under secondary school reform programs.

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