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Povey, Hilary; Adams, Gill; Everley, Rosie – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2017
In England, globalisation and neoliberal political agendas have created an environment in which teachers are constantly measured and ranked and subjected to a discourse of marketisation, managerialism, and performativity. This measuring, ranking, and subjection is particularly strongly felt in urban schools, where a discourse that recognised the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Mathematics Teachers, Urban Schools, Foreign Countries
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Leaton Gray, Sandra; Whitty, Geoff – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2010
Since the 1988 Education Reform Act, the teacher's role in England has changed in many ways, a process which intensified under New Labour after 1997. Conceptions of teacher professionalism have become more structured and formalized, often heavily influenced by government policy objectives. Career paths have become more diverse and specialised. In…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Activism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Osgood, Jayne – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2006
In this discussion paper, I seek to understand the complex interaction between notions of "professionalism" and gendered identity constructions against the backdrop of increased state regulation and demands for performativity in the early years. I seek to explore the ways in which "teacher professionalism" is constructed by…
Descriptors: Feminism, State Regulation, Educational Change, Sexual Identity
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Gray, Sandra Leaton – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This article discusses whether the occupational culture of teachers has changed as a consequence of increased managerialism, using as an exemplar some of the routine planning, assessment and reporting procedures in common use in schools in England. The article examines this claim in the light of developments after the 1988 Education Reform Act,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Professional Recognition, Teaching (Occupation)
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Richardson, William – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This article surveys three strands of development in the further education of young people in England since the Second World War: its institutional evolution, some aspects of the experience of its students and staff, and the political and economic imperatives that have given it shape and direction. The account draws upon a wide range of primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Adult Education, War
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Hudson, Christine – European Educational Research Journal, 2007
In many countries, there have been changes in the way in which education is governed, with greater fragmentation of responsibility between the state, local government, schools, individuals and the market often accompanied by a move from detailed regulation to framework legislation. Previously, these developments have been seen as part of the move…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Comparative Education, Standardized Tests, Local Government
Gammage, Philip, Ed.; Meighan, Janet, Ed. – 1993
Noting that whereas British primary schools are admirable, provision of preschool education is uneven, this book examines the questionable changes brought on by recent government policies, and the consequences of those changes, enjoining policymakers to change their attitude toward early childhood education and improve the mesh between nursery and…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Curriculum Development