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Subdued by the system: Neoliberalism and the beginning teacher
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, , National Institute of Education, Singapore

TATE Volume 41, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This article reports a study that examined, through the lens of narrative inquiry, the lived experience of a beginning teacher during her first two years in a neoliberal school system. Situated in the sociocultural context of Singapore, the study traced how Natalie, a beginning teacher of a constructivist bent, floundered in a neoliberal school culture characterised by accountability, work intensification, performance appraisal, regulation of teacher motives/competence, and competition. The findings help to illuminate some of the issues that beginning teachers are likely to face in their struggles to implement alternative pedagogies against the grain of increasingly neoliberal school systems.

Citation

Loh, J. & Hu, G. (2014). Subdued by the system: Neoliberalism and the beginning teacher. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 41(1), 13-21. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved August 9, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2014.03.005

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