An unprotected species? On teachers as risky subjects
McWilliam, Erica L. & Jones, Alison (2005) An unprotected species? On teachers as risky subjects. British Educational Research Journal, 31(1), pp. 109-120.
This paper provides an account of the ways in which risk-consciousness is changing the nature of teachers’ work and identity. We argue that all teachers are now 'at risk' in that they may be unable to enact or maintain the radically expanded duty of care that is the effect of risk minimisation as an organisational logic of schooling. The paper begins by elaborating the notion of 'risk-as-danger'. It then moves to draw on two recent studies of teachers, risk and schooling, (an Australia study and a New Zealand study) to understand how risk and its minimisation are impacting on what teachers do and don’t do as professional workers with a duty of care to children.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Author contact: Erica McWilliam. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in British Educational Research Journal 31(1):pp. 109-120.|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2005 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:11|
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