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ERIC Number: EJ979085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
Reconstructing the Teacher as a Post Secular Pedagogue: A Consideration of the New Teachers' Standards
Bryan, Hazel
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v33 n2 p217-228 2012
The new Teachers' Standards draw upon the Prevent Strategy in foregrounding the upholding of "fundamental British values" as a central tenet in teacher work. This article explores the relationship between values, religion and Standards in teacher work. A consideration of the new Standards gives rise to the notion of teacher as cultural custodian, moral compass and upholder of the virtues. The cornerstone of Western liberal education--that education is essentially secular--is, arguably, challenged in the light of the new Teachers' Standards, which have made a significant break with past Professional Standards. As such, this article considers the tension between the (contested) secular norm and the introduction of a professional and "personal" values dimension in teacher work. The model of teacher as post secular pedagogue is thus advanced in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom