Raising the voice of teachers

A voice that I would like to raise in education is that of teachers. Often the loudest voices in education discussions are those of law makers, policy makers and celebrities. Perhaps we hear from school leaders, maybe from parents or governing boards. But the people who have the most experience to draw on are teachers.…

Raising the voices of teachers as private school owners

If school systems are analysed from a comparative perspective, the Chilean, Swedish and English cases stand out because of their accelerated and high degree of privatisation. However, even though research on the expansion of subsidised private education is well developed, the owners or managers of these schools have been poorly studied. For this reason, I…

Raising a collective voice

The privatised context of teachers’ work encourages a culture of individualism and individualisation in which the collective identity is often imposed by a corporate elite.  I believe that professional self-definition through community and a unified message are essential if the teaching profession is to challenge these discourses of division and own brand forms of professionalism.  By…