Metrics, Standards and Alignment in Teacher Policy

Critiquing Fundamentalism and Imagining Pluralism

Authors: Holloway, Jessica

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  • Includes case studies across international contexts that illustrate the concepts in the book
  • Bridges and aligns multiple domains of teacher and teaching policy  
  • Provides a range of data that enables an exploration of multiple scales of policy and practice
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This book looks at the narrowing effects of contemporary modes of teacher and teaching policy and governance. It draws on political theory to provide new ways of conceptualising the effects of teacher and teaching policies and practices. It adds a new dimension to the robust body of literature related to teacher policy by looking at three interrelated domains: (1) teacher preparation and development, (2) teacher evaluation and (3) teacher leadership.
Drawing from case studies from the USA, UK and Australia, it illustrates how a coalescence around metrics, standards and compliance is producing increasingly restricted notions of teachers and teaching. It shows how the rationalities and techniques associated with accountability and standardisation are limiting the possibilities for multiple conceptualisations of teaching and teachers to exist or emerge. Using pluralism as the main framework, it challenges the dangers associated with rigid compliance and alignment and argues that pluralism can help secure schools as socially and culturally responsive to the needs of the community.

About the authors

Dr. Jessica Holloway is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow within the Research for Educational Impact (REDI) Centre at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia). Her DECRA project, entitled ‘The Role of Teacher Expertise, Authority and Professionalism in Education’ investigates the role of education in modern democratic societies, with a particular focus on teachers and teacher expertise. Prior to earning her PhD in Educational Policy and Evaluation at Arizona State University in 2014, Jessica was a middle grades and high-school English teacher for six years in the USA. She has spent the past eight years studying and writing extensively about teacher accountability and evaluation in the USA and Australia. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Educational Policy, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, and Critical Studies in Education. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metrics, Standards and Alignment in Teacher Policy
Book Subtitle
Critiquing Fundamentalism and Imagining Pluralism
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-334-814-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-4814-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-334-813-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 168
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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