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Teacher misbehaviour: An analysis of disciplinary orders by the General Teaching Council for England

Teacher misbehaviour: An analysis of disciplinary orders by the General Teaching Council for England

Page, Damien (2013) Teacher misbehaviour: An analysis of disciplinary orders by the General Teaching Council for England. British Educational Research Journal, 39 (3). pp. 545-564. ISSN 0141-1926 (Print), 1469-3518 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/01411926.2012.674103)

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Abstract

This article presents findings from a documentary analysis of 300 disciplinary orders against teachers from the General Teaching Council (GTC) for England. While the extant literature concerning teacher misbehaviour focuses primarily on pedagogical practice, this article draws on the wider organisational misbehaviour paradigm and views teachers as professional employees rather than just classroom practitioners. As such, teachers are embedded within the complexity of organisational systems, procedures and interrelationships as well as being regulated by professional standards. The analysis found that teachers were disciplined for misbehaviours both internal to the employing school and also activities, primarily criminal, that were external to their employment. The article argues that the professional regulation of teaching, being accountable inside and outside of work and the emotional labour of teaching should define teacher misbehaviour as separate from generic organisational misbehaviour frameworks. Furthermore, it argues that, while the GTC viewed teacher misbehaviour as a product of the individual, organisational contexts are also important antecedents of activities that are considered deviant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher misbehaviour, teacher discipline, organisational misbehaviour, professional misbehaviour
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8380

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