ERIC Number: ED408653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Pay, Professionalism, and Politics: Reforming Teachers, Reforming Education. Australian Education Review No. 37.
Seddon, Terri, Ed.
In the late 1980s a new concept entered the educational lexicon in Australia--"award restructuring," or paid training leave for teachers. However, by 1993 the term had disappeared from public view. What began as a new politics of work developed into a complex debate about governance and leadership in Australian education. This book documents both the public and less visible processes in teacher-award restructuring. The book presents the views of state government teacher employers, teacher union officials, and academics in education, and evaluates the outcomes and the long-term significance of the movement. Chapters include the following: (1) "Approaching Teacher Award Restructuring" (Terri Seddon); (2) "The Context of Teacher Award Restructuring" (Terri Seddon); (3) "Teacher Award Restructuring in New South Wales" (Geoff Baldwin and Fenton Sharpe); (4) "Award Restructuring--the Teaching Profession" (Sharan Burrow); (5) "Award Restructuring in Schools: Educational Idealism Versus Political Pragmatism" (Max Angus); (6) "Award Restructuring: A Catalyst in the Evolution of Teacher Professionalism?" (Barbara Preston); and (7) "Whatever Happened to Teacher Award Restructuring?" (Terri Seddon). Two figures, two tables, and an index are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Labor Demands, Labor Force Development, Labor Relations, Negotiation Impasses, Policy Formation, Politics of Education, Professional Training, Rewards, Teaching (Occupation), Training Allowances, Unions
Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd, 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria, 3124, Australia ($34.95 Australian).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia