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ERIC Number: EJ1167702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Narrating Neoliberalism: Alternative Education Teachers' Conceptions of Their Changing Roles
Golden, Noah Asher
Teaching Education, v29 n1 p1-16 2018
The signifier "alternative" in education has largely shifted from progressive or humanizing pedagogies to deficit framings requiring alternate graduation criteria. This development is part of broader neoliberal educational reform efforts that disrupt longstanding conceptions of teachers' roles. This study serves to investigate long-term teachers' understandings of their shifting roles in one secondary-level alternative education program in New York City. Specifically, this narrative analysis study explores participating teachers' meanings around agency and their ability to form the relationships that they argue are central to meaningful pedagogies. Findings demonstrate a sense of loss regarding teacher agency and relationships, and a belief that neoliberal reform efforts have limited possibilities for a shared sense of purpose and collaboration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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