Caught on Camera: Teachers' Surveillance in Schools

Caught on Camera: Teachers’ Surveillance in Schools, 78 TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION 193-204 (2019)

27 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2018 Last revised: 18 May 2020

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Lotem Perry-Hazan

University of Haifa - Faculty of Education

Michael Birnhack

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 28, 2018

Abstract

This study explores the surveillance of Israeli teachers by CCTV systems (CCTVs), based on interviews with teachers who reported being monitored by CCTVs in their schools and with school principals using CCTVs to monitor teachers. The findings present and analyze forms of teachers’ CCTV surveillance, its impact on teachers’ behavior, their feelings, and their normative perceptions. We find that teachers’ surveillance by CCTVs includes spatial and temporal dimensions that differ from other forms of teachers’ monitoring. The findings show how surveillance demoralizes teachers, induces resistance, and produces social categorizations that exacerbate teachers’ low social status.

Keywords: Teachers’ Surveillance; School Surveillance; CCTV; Teachers’ Social Status; Social Categorization; Privacy

Suggested Citation

Perry-Hazan, Lotem and Birnhack, Michael D., Caught on Camera: Teachers' Surveillance in Schools (November 28, 2018). Caught on Camera: Teachers’ Surveillance in Schools, 78 TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION 193-204 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3292504

Lotem Perry-Hazan (Contact Author)

University of Haifa - Faculty of Education ( email )

Haifa 31905
Israel

Michael D. Birnhack

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv, 69978
Israel
+972-3-640-6623 (Phone)

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