ERIC Number: ED303853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Nature of Teacher Autonomy.
Bull, Barry L.
Many contemporary efforts to reform teaching emphasize increased professionalism and autonomy for teachers. This article examines whether, from a liberal perspective, these emphases are morally and politically legitimate. It sets forth conditions that a legitimate claim for autonomy and professional status must meet, considers the extent to which teaching satisfies those conditions, and articulates a justified concept of teacher autonomy in a liberal society. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revision of paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).