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ERIC Number: EJ719046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Modernizing the Education Workforce: A Perspective from Scotland
Ozga, Jenny
Educational Review, v57 n2 p207-219 May 2005
This article argues that there are global pressures for modernization of the education workforce that produce broadly similar policy responses and pressures on the teaching profession. It suggests, however that these "travelling" policies are mediated by the "embedded" practices and cultures of different systems to produce particular "local" versions of policy. These contribute to tension between decontextualized agendas for modernization and embedded practices and cultures. Recent policy developments in work organization, pay, professional development and career progression for the teaching profession may provide illuminating examples of the co-existence of "travelling" UK policy and "embedded" (Scottish) policy and may also provide evidence of growing policy divergence. Such inter-UK policy divergence is significant in itself and also helps to identify the circumstances and resources that sustain mediation of, or resistance to, "travelling" policy in education. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)