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ERIC Number: EJ1413131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
EISSN: EISSN-1476-8062
Professionalism and Artist-Teachers in Adult Community Learning in the UK
Abbie Cairns
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v43 n1 p4-17 2024
The professionalism of artists and further education (FE) teachers is often questioned. This research will evaluate the impact this has on artist-teachers working in FE. Schön defines a professional as an individual who works in a highly specialized occupation. This article examines how this applies to artists and FE teachers, with reference to historical and contemporary cross-disciplinary research. Published research focuses on professionalism in terms of meeting sets of criteria. However, research participants within this study were more concerned with the activities undertaken by artist--teachers and how these reflected their professionalism. The research findings focus on the perceived professionalism of artist-teachers in adult community learning (ACL), a sub-section of FE in the United Kingdom that encompasses adult and community learning delivered to adults aged 19+ but local authorities or general FE colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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