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The 'Bastardisation' of Teachers' Work

Naidu, Shamalin

This article stems from literature pertaining to the changing nature of teachers’ work. The last few years have seen a radical shift in the manner in which teachers are expected to perform their duties resultant of the wider set of economic, social and political forces that are impacting on society in general and education in particular. Thus, it is not uncommon to find teachers currently working within rigidly defined policy frameworks and guidelines; being subject to measurable outcomes and accountability mechanisms; involved with processes associated with the corporate and industrial sector; and teaching a curriculum associated with knowledge and skills relevant only to the workplace. These tensions in teachers’ work have resulted in the ‘bastardisation’ of teaching.

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Title of Paper: The 'Bastardisation' of Teachers' Work
Publisher: Dr Sham Naidu

Document Type:Other (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Teacher Education, Teachers, Teacher Education Policy, Teaching Methods

File Size:38 KB
Date Added:05 October 2010

Naidu, Shamalin (2010). The 'Bastardisation' of Teachers' Work