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Some of the key issues in professional life in education are: how does a teacher define him or herself; how does she/he learn as a professional; and what impact current changes and challenges are having on the nature of professional work.

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Some of the key issues in professional life in education are: how does a teacher define him or herself; how does she/he learn as a professional; and what impact current changes and challenges are having on the nature of professional work.

This book will offer a rounded selection of perspectives on professional life, as offered by some of the UK's most distinguished scholars in the field. The book will be useful to those individuals who are embarking or already engaging in work on a professional doctorate while also appealing to a broader readership who are interested in the range of issues affecting professionals who work in education, in its most all-embracing sense.






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ISBN 9780854738052
author Bryan Cunningham,Sir David Watson
Publication Date Jan 10, 2008
Number of Pages 224
Publisher Stylus Publishing
Table of Contents Foreword - Professor Sir David Watson; Preface - Bryan Cunningham; Acknowledgements; Biographies of Contributing Authors; 1) Consciousness in Transition: The Experience of Doctoral Study - Debbie Andrews and Christine Edwards; 2) Some Historical Perspectives on Professionalism - David Crook; 3) Changing Modes of Teacher Professionalism: Traditional, Managerial, Collaborative and Democratic - Geoff Whitty; 4) Performativity, Privatisation, Professionals and the State - Stephen Ball; 5) Ethical Issues in Professional Life - Ingrid Lunt; 6) The Micropolitics of Professionalism: Power and Collective Identities in Higher Education - Louise Morley; 7) The Challenges of Widening Participation for Professional Identities and Practices - Penny Jane Burke; 8) The Imaginative Professional - Sally Power; 9) Critical Incidents in Professional Life and Learning - Bryan Cunningham; 10) Critical Professionalism in an Age of Supercomplexity - Ron Barnett.
Cover Type Paperback

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