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ERIC Number: EJ1076971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-8047
The Neo-Liberal Turn in Understanding Teachers' and School Leaders' Work Practices in Curriculum Innovation and Change: A Critical Discourse Analysis of a Newly Proposed Reform Policy in Lower Secondary Education in the Republic of Ireland
Simmie, Geraldine Mooney
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v13 n3 p185-198 Dec 2014
The study in this article involved a critical discourse analysis of five policy documents in relation to a curriculum reform proposed for lower secondary education in the Republic of Ireland. It examined the (re)positioning of governance in relation to curriculum and teacher education. Findings indicate a predominant clinical discourse closely aligned to a global imaginary and largely directed toward individual learners within a stratification of schools as "adventurous", "exploratory" and "cautious" schools. The study raises important questions about the future of teachers' and school leaders' work practices and autonomy within a discourse of evidence-based teaching, teacher training and surveillance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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