1st Edition

World Yearbook of Education 2025 The Teaching Profession in a Globalizing World: Governance, Career, Learning

Edited By Xavier Dumay, Tore Sorensen, Lynn Paine Copyright 2025
    280 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The World Yearbook of Education 2025 analyses teacher policies and the governance of the teaching profession in the contemporary context of major societal changes and globalizing processes.

    The first volume dedicated to an overview of globalized teacher policies and their implications for the status of the teaching profession across the world, this book reflects the ambition to advance the debate on the challenges and opportunities associated with the teaching profession. It recognizes that teacher policy is situated at the crossroads of three logics that have changed and become more complex due to globalization processes since the 1970s: the logic of teacher policy regulation has shifted from state-centric government towards pluriscalar global governance; the logic of employment relations has shifted to a flexibility paradigm; the logic of teacher education has shifted from the transmission of knowledge in teacher education to teachers’ lifelong learning. In line with the objective to analyse the governance of the teaching profession in the contemporary context of major societal changes and globalizing processes, this book is organized into three sections, focusing on:

    · teacher policies as global governance and public policy;
    · teacher labour markets, employment relations and careers and the institutional transformations in the world of work and employment; and
    · the reconfiguration of teachers’ work and the learning of teachers. 

    Its contributors use different methodological approaches to draw on a range of case studies and analyses of national, regional and global patterns. A timely and important contribution to discussions of the future of the teaching profession across the world, the World Yearbook of Education 2025 is ideal reading for policymakers, the professional teaching community, researchers, graduate students and anyone interested in education policy related areas such as public policy, comparative education and sociology of education. 

    00. Introduction - The Teaching Profession in a Globalizing World: Governance, Career, Learning
    Xavier Dumay, Tore Bernt Sorensen, and Lynn Paine

    PART I. THE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF TEACHERS AND THE TEACHING PROFESSION

    01. Between Teachers Governance and Development: Shifting Emphases, Methods, and Global Policy Trends in Teacher Appraisal
    Gerard Ferrer-Esteban, Clara Fontdevila, and Antoni Verger

    02. ‘Agency Work’: Teachers, the OECD, and the ‘Happiness Turn’
    Susan L. Robertson and Carlos Navia Canales

    03. Educational Hierarchies and “The Voice of the Teaching Profession”: Organized Teachers’ Participation in Global Governance
    Nina Bascia

    04. Representations of teachers and teaching in the public space: Exploring the interplay between policy and media constructions of teacher supply in Australia and England
    Kathryn Spicksley and Nicole Mockler

    PART II. LABOR MARKET POLICIES AND TEACHERS’ CAREERS: SHIFTING TOWARD FLEXIBLITY AND FRAGMENTATION

    05. Teacher shortages and contract teachers in the Global South
    Amita Chudgar and Martial Dembélé

    06. The expanded presence of second-career teachers: Redefining the teaching profession and career
    Thibault Coppe

    07. The Teaching Profession in India: Growth, diversification and feminization
    Padma M. Sarangapani, Mythili Ramchand, and Jyoti Bawane

    08. The Future of Teacher Education and Teacher Professionalism in the Face of Global Policy Trends
    Maria Teresa Tatto

    PART III. NEW CONFIGURATIONS OF TEACERS’ WORK AND LEARNING

    09. Platformed professionalities: What digital platforms do to teacher professionality
    Mathias Decuypere and Steven Lewis

    10. Working from Professional and Political Scripts: Teach For All and the Globalization of a (Domestic) Teacher Education Model
    Matthew Thomas and Elizabeth Lefebvre

    11. Teacher Leadership and Professional Status in World Culture
    Gerald LeTendre

    12. The socio-politics of teachers’ learning: Global insights
    Ian Hardy

    Biography

    Xavier Dumay is Professor of Education at UCLouvain, Belgium.

    Tore Bernt Sorensen is Lecturer of Education at School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK.

    Lynn Paine is Professor of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, USA.