Making the case for a new democratic professionalism

This is a copy of a chapter I co-wrote (with Alison Gilliland of INTO) for a book coming out next year, called ‘Flip the System: The Alternative’ or somesuch.  It is being edited by two teachers from the Netherlands who argue that neoliberal education reform is turning school systems upside down and subjecting teachers to a command and control method of management.

We said that papers posted here would be short summaries – this is 5,000+ words (ie a book chapter) but could be gutted to something very much shorter. I am posting here in case anyone is minded to comment/critique it.

The teachers’ voice: teacher unions at the heart of a new democratic professionalism – downloadable here –  Teachers’ voice and teacher unionsv3

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