Changing Teacher Professionalism: International trends, challenges and ways forward

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-26
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Significant changes in the policy and social context of teaching over the last 30 years have had substantial implications for teacher professionalism. As the influence of central regulation and marketisation has increased, so the scope for professional influence on policy and practice has in many cases diminished. Instead, teachers have had to respond to a range of other demands stemming from broader social changes, including greater public scepticism towards professional authority combined with demands for public services that are more responsive to diverse cultural and social identities. This collection of work by leading international scholars in the field makes a unique contribution to understanding both how these changes are impacting on teaching and how teachers might change their practice for the better. The central premise of the book is that if research is going to be helpful in improving professional learning and the quality of teachers' practice, the full potential of three broad approaches to research on teacher professionalism needs to be brought to bear on these issues: research on the changing political and social context of professional work and practice research on the working lives and lived experiences of teachers, and research on how teachers' professional practices might be enhanced. In bringing together and drawing out the complementarities of these three approaches, this book represents a ground-breaking collection of work.

Table of Contents

Preface Michael Apple 1 Policies, professionalism and practices: understanding and enhancing teachers' work Sharon Gewirtz, Pat Mahony, Alan Cribb and Ian Hextall Part 1 The changing context of professionalism 2 The management of professionalism: a contemporary paradox Julia Evetts 3 Professional roles and the division of ethical labour Alan Cribb 4 The rise of the citizen-consumer: implications for public service professionalism John Clarke and Janet Newman 5 Peculiarities of the English? International policy orthodoxy and 'national cultures' of teaching Ken Jones Part 2 Living professionalism 6 Neo-liberal reform and teachers' work: the case of Chicago Pauline Lipman 7 Pedagogising teacher professional identities: beyond care Bob Lingard 8 Becoming a black manager Dona Daley and Meg Maguire 9 Inventing the Chartered Teacher: a clash of professionalities? Jenny Reeves 10 On the making and taking of professionalism in the further education workplace Denis Gleeson 11 Working in a 'new' university: pressures and possibilities, identity and culture Pat Sikes Part 3 Enhancing professionalism 12 Making teacher change happen Paul Black 13 Improving schoolteachers' professional learning: workplace practices and cultures, organisational structures and government policy Heather Hodkinson and Phil Hodkinson 14 Research-based teaching John Elliott 15 The role of educational ideals in teachers' professional work Gert Biesta 16 Good teachers? The integrity of academic practice Jon Nixon 17 Towards effective management of a reformed teaching profession Mike Wallace and Eric Hoyle

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