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Re-professionalizing teaching: the new professionalism in the United States

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posted on 2021-08-08, 00:00 authored by Jory Brass, Jessica Holloway
This article examines the re-professionalization of teaching across a transformative decade of market-based and standards-based reforms in the U.S.A. The first section works with the sociological concept of the ‘new professionalism’ to situate the No Child Left Behind act, Race to the Top, and CAEP accreditation within a broader movement to align the professions with the commercial and managerial values of the private sector. The next section compares teacher interviews conducted at the onset of NCLB with interviews conducted at the height of Race to the Top to highlight how the ongoing shift from ‘occupational’ to ‘organizational’ governance of teaching can change how teachers think about and fashion themselves as teachers. This policy analysis and qualitative analysis aims to help the education field recognize, situate and interrupt education reforms that govern teaching and teacher education through standardization, commercialization and outcomes-based performance management.

History

Journal

Critical Studies in Education

Volume

62

Pagination

519-536

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1750-8487

eISSN

1750-8495

Language

en

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Issue

4

Publisher

Informa UK Limited