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Teaching Cultures

Last week, Sarah attended an ESRC seminar on 'Teaching Cultures' at the NUT headquarters in London. The day was organized by Dr. Kim Allen (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Prof. Uvanney Maylor (University of Bedfordshire). The guest speakers addressed three questions in ...

their presentations:

Q1 - How do teachers' cultures and professional identities vary across contexts?

Q2 - How can teachers resist and subvert the dominant discourses of professionalism?

Q3 How are dominant discourses of professionalism gendered and raced?


Speakers gave illuminating responses based on their current research interests in the following presentations:

1.Prof. Meg Maguire (King's College, University of London) - 'Doing' teaching: A situated exploration of culture and professional identity in the English secondary school'

2. Dr. Christine Callender (Institute of Education, University of London)
'BAME men in teaching: identity construction(s) on the way to (and beyond) QTS'

3. Dr. Vinci Lander ( University of Chichester) 'The pervasive and persuasive discourse of colour-blindness in education: Who does it advantage?'

For more on the seminar series, please visit their website HERE


October 2012