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Beyond the metaphor: Time to take over the castle

Beyond the metaphor: Time to take over the castle

Hafez, Rania (2015) Beyond the metaphor: Time to take over the castle. In: Daely, Maire, Orr, Kevin and Petrie, Joel, (eds.) Further Education and the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Trentham Books. ISBN 978-1858566405

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The twelve princesses may have been dancing secretly for years, with Further Education teachers publicly acquiescing to being locked in within policy and managerial confines, while persisting in doing their ‘own thing’ surreptitiously, but this clandestine dancing must come to an end. It is high time the princesses defy the king, own up to their subversive activity and out themselves as the great dancers they are. It is time we restore our autonomy and voice, rather than persisting in living this double life that is keeping us under the metaphorical lock and key, and eroding our professionalism. The king will never allow the princesses out to dance and we need to stop waiting for his permission. It’s gone past the time of subversion. It’s high time for revolution.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 12.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Further education, Professionalism, Autonomy, Teacher education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Education (EDU)
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