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Myers, Donald A. – Action in Teacher Education, 2008
The belief that teachers are professionals has become so pervasive during the past one third century that it is increasingly viewed as a fact. This article reviews the 13 characteristics of a profession advanced by sociologists of occupations, and it provides evidence that teachers fall far short of achieving them. However, it is noteworthy that…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Professional Occupations, Professional Personnel, Teacher Role
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Saltmarsh, Sue – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2007
Educational discourse in Australia has been dramatically altered in recent decades as neoliberal choice policies favouring an increasingly marketized, tiered educational landscape have witnessed a burgeoning of private sector schooling. In this climate, many perceive private sector schooling as providing moral, social and academic benefits beyond…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Private Sector, Public Sector
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Bell, Emma; Taylor, Scott – Studies in Higher Education, 2005
The ideology of quality and the frameworks used to measure it can profoundly affect academic identity. This article explores the role of quality frameworks in UK business schools, focusing on the way that individuals confront the logic of accreditation when they are subject to its discipline. By defining business schools as an institutional field,…
Descriptors: Ideology, College Faculty
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Kamens, David H.; And Others – Comparative Education Review, 1996
Analyzes approximately 500 published curricular timetables for upper secondary, college preparatory programs from over 100 countries, 1920-89. Virtually all timetables analyzed fell into four categories--classical, mathematics and science, arts and humanities, and comprehensive--consistent between countries and over time. Much programmatic change…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Comparative Education, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Policy