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ERIC Number: ED524250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-1
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Redefining the Role of the Greek Cypriot Professional Teacher in an Era of Educational Transformative Reform in Cyprus
Dieronitou, Irene
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This paper aims to examine and discuss the controversies consequent upon the recently announced educational reform in Cyprus, in an era of considerable political transformations. The encouragement of a strategic planning based on managerial strategies coincides with the governmental demand for the island's reunification. The rectification of the truth in history teaching has been pursued by some politicians and academics as the cornerstone of building tolerance, trust, and respect between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Thus, the twofold nature of the reform--the penetration of managerialism--and the promotion of values conducive to reunification, is likely to affect teachers' professionalism in the forthcoming future. For this reason, this paper has presented an argument for the development of a new form of teacher professionalism, referred to as "the ethically discursive professional" drawing on Habermas's notion of "discourse ethics".
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus