ERIC Number: EJ812404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
How Does the New Emphasis on Managerialism in Education Redefine Teacher Professionalism? A Case Study in Guangdong Province of China
Wong, Jocelyn L. N.
Educational Review, v60 n3 p267-282 Aug 2008
China, the same as her Western counterpart countries, has been experiencing educational decentralization over the last two decades. Such a policy shift, however, brings with it issues of "managerialism," "accountability" and "competition," all of which are becoming part of the common language in the educational lexicon. These newly imposed strictures have been theorized to influence teachers' daily practice in certain ways and also their views about their roles and responsibilities. It is said teachers have had to redefine their professionalism due to the invasion of this "audit culture" in education. However, research on this particular area has not devoted significant attention to the voices of teachers. This paper uses interview data from 75 teachers in Guangdong Province of China to find out whether policy changes have necessitated teachers to develop strategies to cope with new educational demands and challenges.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Accountability, Competition, Case Studies, Participative Decision Making, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China