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The Status of the Teaching Profession
Interactions Between Historical and New Forms of Segmentation

ISBN 9781003042563
Published October 1, 2022 by Routledge
188 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Focusing on the historical development of the teaching profession, this book explores how the relationship between education and the formation of modern nation states has influenced both the status of the profession as a whole and the differential status accorded to different kinds of teachers within it.

Addressing different national and international contexts with seven distinct case studies, the book provides a comparative analysis of the long-term trajectories that illuminate the nature of teaching as a public profession, and demonstrates the variety of forms that labour markets have taken in different contexts.

Offering new and up-to-date international analysis at a critical time for the field of teacher research, when recruitment into the profession and retention are major challenges, the volume will be of interest to scholars, researchers and doctoral students engaged in teacher research and comparative and international education more broadly. Those involved with education policy and politics will also benefit from reading this volume.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction: The status of the teaching profession. 1. Patterns of segmentation within the teaching profession and teacher education in England, 1870-2020.  2. The segmentation of teacher professionalisation: The American experience. 3. Old and new segmentations: The case of the teaching profession in French-speaking Belgium. 4. The teaching profession in France since the late nineteenth century: Greater integration or reinforced segmentation? 5. Schooling and the professionalisation of teaching in Sweden: A socio-historical perspective. 6. Segmentations of the teaching profession in South Korea: Historical trends and contemporaneous reconfigurations. 7. The teaching profession in Brazil: Inherited segmentations and reconfigurations in neoliberal times. Afterword.

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Xavier Dumay is Professor of Education and the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project Teachers Careers at UCLouvain, Belgium.

Katharine Burn is Associate Lecturer in Education at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.