Teachers’ work in curricular markets : conditions of design and relations between the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the local curriculum
Doherty, Catherine A. & Shield, Paul G. (2012) Teachers’ work in curricular markets : conditions of design and relations between the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the local curriculum. Curriculum Inquiry, 42(3), pp. 414-441.
School level strategy enabled by neoliberal choice policies can produce internal curricular markets whereby branded curricula such as the International Baccalaureate are offered alongside the local government curriculum in the same school. This project investigated how such curricular markets operating in Australian schools impacted on teachers’ work. This paper reports on teachers work in three case study schools that offered both the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and the local senior schooling curriculum, then draws on an online survey of 225 teachers in 26 such schools across Australia. The analysis reveals the impact of curricular markets along two dimensions: the curriculum’s internal design; and the relational aspects of how schools manage to deliver tandem offerings within institutional constraints. Teachers working in the IBD Diploma program were shown to relish its design, despite additional demands, while teachers working in just the local curriculum reported more relational issues. The paper argues that these trends suggest that there are winners and losers emerging in the work conditions produced by curricular markets.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||International Baccalaureate, teachers' work, curricular markets, neolberalism|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 by The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto|
|Deposited On:||14 Jun 2012 08:08|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 05:10|
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