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Professional learning as policy enactment: The primacy of professionalism
Ian J. Hardy, Wayne Melville
In this article, we draw upon notions of occupational professionalism and organizational professionalism to interrogate the complex, and sometimes contradictory, teacher learning practices that characterize educational policy enactment. We apply these understandings to the Growing Success assessment and evaluation policy in Ontario, Canada, and in relation to how five educators in varied...

“Academic Work Syndrome” (SINATA) in educational institutions in Latin America
Santos Noé Herrera Mijangos, Dayana Luna Reyes, Jorge Gonzalo Escobar Torres
The objective of this research was to describe the internal-external context of select educational institutions as well as the biological, psychological and social status of teachers and researchers. The work is based on qualitative and quantitative methodology. The population that has been considered covers Mexico and Colombia, although it also includes Chile and Argentina because research was...

The organization of the teachers’ unions in the Paraná Municipal Education System: Mapping the relation between union representation and teacher remuneration
Andréa Barbosa Gouveia
The paper analyses the structure of public teachers’ unions in the 399 cities in the Brazilian state of Paraná and characterizes the conditions of teachers’ remuneration in the years 2008 and 2016, based on Annual Social Information Relation (RAIS) data. It assumes the organization of the unions as a political component, in order to understand the variations in the conditions of teachers’...

Scale development and validation to measure institutional conditions to promote educational innovation with ICT
Gary Alberto Cifuentes, Diana Alejandra Herrera Velásquez
A measurement scale is described as a contribution to the field of ICT  ( information and communications technology)  integration in a particular set of dimensions partially explored in the scientific literature. The institutional conditions for ICT integration has been recently studied as determinant for successful educational innovation. This work describes four dimensions that are necessary...

Work, teacher training, and integration of DICT to educational practices: Beyond technological rationality
Lucas Marfim, Lucila Pesce
As a result of an academic research integrated with an interinstitutional research, this article is a theoretical-conceptual study, which discusses how the development and spread of technology, under the capitalist mode of production and conditioned by its own rationality, are a part of a global model of power organization that drive human training purposes and decisively affect current public...

Examining the relationship of teacher perception of accountability and assessment policies on teacher turnover during NCLB
Meredith L. Wronowski, Angela Urick
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between teachers’ perception of their work, their intent to leave their current position, and their realized turnover at the height of the federal accountability policy era in the United States. The study uses a framework of teacher de-professionalization and demoralization operationalized by teacher responses to the Schools and...

Teacher shortage as a local phenomenon: District leader sensemaking, responses, and implications for policy
Erin McHenry-Sorber, Matthew P. Campbell
While the teacher shortage is a national crisis, the manifestations of the shortage are felt most acutely at the local district level. The diversity of these micro-contexts often leads to disparities in the ways local school systems are served by large-scale initiatives. District leaders provide an important lens for understanding the localized manifestation of teacher shortages. This research...

Stakeholders and managerial practices in basic public school: A multi-case study
Ananda Silva Singh, Vanyne Aparecida Franco Freitas, Valdir Machado Valadão Junior
The stakeholder approach has been, since the decade of 1980, one of the most relevant theories to understand the relationship that is established between the different groups that intertwine in everyday’s managerial practices of an organization. Such theory is relevant to comprehend school’s managerial process, since schools are constituted by stakeholders who long for their expectations to...

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