Blog
About

176
views
1
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    1
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Resistance, professional agency and the reform of education in England

      Read this article at

      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Much research into structural reform in education has reported on the success or failure of individual projects. Less attention has been paid to how the discourses associated with reform are normalized in teachers’ and head teachers’ thinking, and realized in their actions. In this article, we engage with resistance at the interface of legal policy positioning and position-taking by educational professionals. Drawing on empirical data from an ethnographic study of structural change in a school in England, we deploy the metaphor of ‘the Borg’ to develop new insights into the different stances that educational professionals can take to avoid assimilation into a hive mind.

          Related collections

          Most cited references 47

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Book: not found

          ‘Get off my bus! School leaders, vision work and the elimination of teachers’

            Bookmark
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: not found
            • Book: not found

            ‘Investigating the CEO of a MAT: Examining practices and positions on “the street”’

             B.C Hughes, (2019)
              Bookmark
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: not found
              • Book: not found

              ‘The makeover: A new logic in leadership development in England’

                Bookmark

                Author and article information

                Journal
                lre
                lre
                London Review of Education
                LRE
                UCL Press (UK )
                1474-8479
                21 July 2020
                : 18
                : 2
                : 265-280
                Affiliations
                University of Manchester, UK
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Email: stephen.rayner@ 123456manchester.ac.uk
                Article
                10.14324/LRE.18.2.09
                Copyright © 2020 Rayner and Gunter.

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                Page count
                References: 77, Pages: 17
                Product
                Categories
                General Articles

                Comments

                Comment on this article

                London Review of Education
                Volume 18, Issue 2

                Similar content 306