Jonathan Livingstone, I Presume: Teaching as a 'High-Flying' Profession

McWilliam, Erica L. & O'Brien, Peter C. (1999) Jonathan Livingstone, I Presume: Teaching as a 'High-Flying' Profession. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 27(2), pp. 95-105.


This paper points to a new discursive order in teacher education policy and professional development practice which is actively producing teachers as 'corporatising' professionals. The authors note certain rhetoric shifts in Australian teacher education policy which, they argue, constitute quite a radical departure from notions of the professional worker which proliferated less than a decade ago. Drawing on Foucauldian notions of the discursive nature of knowledge and identity formation, they discuss the implications of this rhetorical shift in terms of its impact on the 'professional' identity of the teacher.

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ID Code: 1047
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: HERN
ISSN: 1469-2945
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education 27(2):pp. 95-105.
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:55

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