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…