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Negotiating Identity: Conflicts between the Agency of the Student and the Official Diagnosis of Social Workers and Teachers
The goal of this article is to demonstrate the interplay between the individual’s negotiation of his/her identity in compulsory school and the systems of communication and practice of professionals in the welfare state. The article looks at the case of ‘Tom’, whose custody has been taken over by the Child Welfare Service and who now lives in a child welfare institution.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
Towards a New Professionalism in School? A Comparative Study of Teacher Autonomy in Norway and Sweden
The authors argue that both individual teacher autonomy at the local workplace and autonomy at the national level embracing teachers as a collective group are important in analysing teachers’ professional autonomy. In comparing teachers’ professional autonomy they differentiate between processes of individualisation and collectivisation. Their analysis indicates, although intra-national differences, that the difference between Norwegian and Swedish teachers is striking.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2008