Articulating the Idea of the Professional Teacher: Beyond Technocratic Compliance

  • Francine RochfordEmail author


Teaching is often described as a profession. However, the term is highly contestable and its application to teaching is becoming more problematic. As schools are harnessed to the economic priorities of the state, education and educational outcomes become sites of public debate. The regulation of education standards for teachers is primarily located in the state, rather than the professional body.


Professional teacher Self-regulation Teacher organisation Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Law, La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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