Mobile teachers: becoming professional mobile educators in the marketization of education

Vongalis-Macrow, Athena and Arber, Ruth 2015, Mobile teachers: becoming professional mobile educators in the marketization of education. In Zhang, Y. (ed), Handbook of mobile teaching and learning, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp.629-644.

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Title Mobile teachers: becoming professional mobile educators in the marketization of education
Author(s) Vongalis-Macrow, Athena
Arber, Ruth
Title of book Handbook of mobile teaching and learning
Editor(s) Zhang, Y.
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 39
Total chapters 62
Start page 629
End page 644
Total pages 15
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Keyword(s) mobility
Summary The movement of educators, from local systems into international education systems, underscores an increasingly important development in the internationalization of education. The chapter explores the experiences of educators creating mobile careers in education by working outside their local education systems. Drawing on Urry’s (2004) concept of mobility, this chapter explores the mobile professionalism of teachers working outside their local and national education systems. The chapter aims to theorize the concept of mobility as it applies to teaching professionals as they shape their professional and private spaces to construct mobile professional identities, knowledge, and practices. The chapter will explore case studies of eight mobile educators with an aim to capture their mobility trajectories. These trajectories will be critically discussed as a way to explore both the motivations that drive educators to become mobile and the meanings that shape their knowledge and practices as they negotiate successive international contexts. Shaped by the vastitudes of cultural and gendered identifications and variegated agency, mobility has differentiated consequences for teacher professional identities, career trajectories, and professional practices. The mobility of educators presents challenges for teacher education what counts as their professional knowledge in the “disorganized capitalism” of international education.
ISBN 9783642541452
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education Systems not elsewhere classified
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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