The perfect corporate fit: New knowledge for new times

McWilliam, Erica L. (2000) The perfect corporate fit: New knowledge for new times. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 3(1), pp. 75-83.

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This study examines the impact of corporate practice on schooling and on teachers' professional development at the end of the millennium. It is argued that the production of new forms of knowledge is creating new sites of struggle over who owns educational knowledge, and this has profound implications for professional identity formation in all areas of social and economic endeavour, including education. As schools are re-shaped into corporations, school administrators and teachers are under increasing pressure to improve their productivity and to develop themselves as enterprising leaders and managers. To do so they are drawing more and more heavily on the growing non-academic literature of selfimprovement and self-development. Concern is expressed that such literature tends to value mindless optimism over radical doubt.

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ID Code: 93060
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/136031200292876
ISSN: 1464-5092
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Taylor & Francis Ltd
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2016 01:24
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 01:24

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