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ERIC Number: EJ1119321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-24
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068-2341
Portrait of a "Teach for All" (TFA) Teacher: Media Narratives of the Universal TFA Teacher in 12 Countries
Gautreaux, Michelle; Delgado, Sandra
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v24 n110 Oct 2016
This article employs narrative analysis to examine how the media in 12 different countries characterize the "Teach for All" (TFA) teacher. Examining mass media narratives in these 12 countries illustrates that there are some remarkable commonalities in the narratives and character portraits co-constructed and propagated by the media. At the core of these narratives is the notion of a problem in education. This problem justifies the creation and emergence of a character, commonly constructed in opposition to traditionally certified teachers, who embodies the characteristics and attributes of the contemporary neoliberal subject. This article discusses the implications of this character's widespread representation; namely, how does the character construction influence the broader public perception about education and how is it contributing to the (re)imagination of the role of the teacher?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Australia; Chile; Colombia; Mexico; New Zealand; Panama; Peru; Spain; United Kingdom (England); United States; Uruguay
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