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ERIC Number: EJ870795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Teachers and the State: Forming and Re-Forming "Partnership"
Stevenson, Howard; Carter, Bob
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v41 n4 p311-326 Nov 2009
Teachers in the English and Welsh State education system have experienced a changing and turbulent relationship with the State in recent decades. This article adopts a historical analysis and argues that the concept of "partnership" is key to understanding the relationship between teachers and the State in the period since the Second World War. Initially a partnership based on a commitment to welfarist values, professional autonomy and collective bargaining; this has been systematically dismantled and reconstructed as a "social partnership" based on teacher union involvement in workforce reform coupled with a significantly more managerialist conception of professional accountability. Re-engineering the terms of its partnership with teachers has been central to the State's restructuring of public education along neo-liberal lines. (Contains 75 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)