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Keddie, Amanda – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper explores different conceptions of responsibility within and beyond neoliberal frames. Such exploration draws on the experiences and accounts of "Ashleigh," a head teacher at a primary school in outer London that is part of an academy chain. Ashleigh and her school were key participants in a study that explored matters of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Neoliberalism, Interviews
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Keddie, Amanda – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
This paper explores issues of teacher professionalism. The focus is on the competition, control and standardisation that tend to be associated with 'entrepreneurial' professionalism on the one hand, and the autonomy, care and criticality that tend to be associated with 'traditional' professionalism, on the other. The paper presents a series of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Professionalism
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Keddie, Amanda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article presents interview data from a study involving nine primary school leaders. Five are leaders of local authority schools while four are leaders of schools within a large academy chain. The article examines their perspectives about the current regimes of performativity in the English education context and, in particular, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Elementary Education, Interviews
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Keddie, Amanda – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
This paper draws on interview data gathered from a broader study concerned with examining issues of social justice, cultural diversity and schooling. The focus is on five students in Years 5 and 6 who attend a primary school located on the edge of a class-privileged area in outer London. The children are all high achievers who are very invested in…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Neoliberalism, Self Concept, Interviews
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Keddie, Amanda – School Leadership & Management, 2016
This paper presents data from a study of five English primary schools. It examines some of the challenges associated with school autonomy and collaboration for state primary schools amid the uncertainty and complexity of governance in the present English education context. The paper features the voices of six leaders gathered from interviews that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Autonomy, Interviews
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Keddie, Amanda – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2015
The focus in this paper is on a student voice initiative at an English secondary school designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The initiative invites Year 8 students to train and work as "lesson observers" who provide feedback to teachers about their practice. The possibilities of this initiative to reflect a rich and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Empowerment, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students
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Keddie, Amanda; Mills, Carmen; Mills, Martin – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2008
This article explores the complex struggles associated with intersections of class, rurality and masculinity, and the ways in which such intersections work to preserve a gendered status quo within and beyond school communities in Australia. Drawing on the stories of Monica and Phoebe, two teachers who understand schooling as a site of…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Social Class, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries