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The abolition of the General Teaching Council for England and the future of teacher discipline

The abolition of the General Teaching Council for England and the future of teacher discipline

Page, Damien (2012) The abolition of the General Teaching Council for England and the future of teacher discipline. Journal of Education Policy, 28 (2). pp. 231-246. ISSN 0268-0939 (Print), 1464-5106 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2012.711859)

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Abstract

With the abolition of the General Teaching Council for England in the 2011 Education Act, this article considers the future of teacher discipline in England. It provides a critique of the changes to the regulation of teacher misconduct and incompetence that draws on a Foucauldian framework, especially concerning the issue of public displays of discipline and the concomitant movement to more hidden forms. In addition, the external context of accountability that accompanies the reforms to teacher discipline are considered including the perfection of the panoptic metaphor presented by the changes to Ofsted practices such as the introduction of zero-notice inspections. The article concludes that the reforms will further move teachers from being occupational professionals to being organisational professionals marking them apart from comparable professions in medicine and law.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published online: 31 Aug 2012. [2] Published in print: 2013. [3] Published as: Journal of Education Policy, (2013), Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 231–246. [4] This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Damian Page, The abolition of the General Teaching Council for England and the future of teacher discipline, Journal of Education Policy, iFirst as published in the Journal of Education Policy iFirst online 31 Aug 2012. Copyright(c) Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02680939.2012.711859.
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher regulation, teacher discipline, misconduct, incompetence, organisational misbehaviour, teacher professionalism
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Lifelong Learning & Teacher Education
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Last Modified: 15 Oct 2016 08:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8837

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