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ERIC Number: EJ795774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Teacher as Technician: Semi-Professionalism after the 1988 Education Reform Act and Its Effect on Conceptions of Pupil Identity
Gray, Sandra Leaton
Policy Futures in Education, v5 n2 p194-203 2007
This article discusses whether the occupational culture of teachers has changed as a consequence of increased managerialism, using as an exemplar some of the routine planning, assessment and reporting procedures in common use in schools in England. The article examines this claim in the light of developments after the 1988 Education Reform Act, which had a profound effect on the way education is delivered in England. It then relates this question to the issue of teacher and pupil identity within the English education system, and concludes that there are dangers with using such frameworks for education, as they can undermine the role of the child as an individual within the schooling process. (Contains 2 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England)