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ERIC Number: EJ987729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
The Problem of the Welfare Profession: An Example--The Municipalisation of the Teaching Profession
Ringarp, Johanna
Policy Futures in Education, v10 n3 p328-339 2012
As an answer to the welfare state's transformation and increased focus on goal- and result-oriented regulation, Swedish educational policy is in a state of change. The matter of the teaching profession's aspirations with regard to professionalisation has come up once again: reminders that reference the introduction of teacher certification in order to guarantee the quality of education have emerged from political quarters, while union quarters are pleading for greater status for the teaching profession. The article discusses whether the municipalisation of the teaching profession in 1989 was a break with the goal of Sweden's previous political debate on education--namely, "a comprehensive school for all"--and whether the increased control over the work of the teachers can be said to be a consequence of the reform. (Contains 8 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: Sweden