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Title: Academic work and proletarianisation: A study of higher education-based teacher educators
Authors: Ellis, V
McNicholl, J
Blake, A
McNally, J
Keywords: Teacher educators;Academic work;Academic capitalism;Proletarianisation
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Teaching and Teacher Education, 40, 33 - 43, 2014
Abstract: This article reports on a one year, mixed methods study of 13 teacher educators at work in English and Scottish higher education institutions. Framed by cultural–historical activity theory, itself a development of a Marxian analysis of political economy, the research shows how, under conditions of academic capitalism, these teacher educators were denied opportunities to accumulate capital (e.g. research publications, grants) and were proletarianised. The reasons for this stratification were complex but two factors were significant: first, the importance of maintaining relationships with schools in the name of ‘partnership’ teacher education; and, second, the historical cultures of teacher education in HE.
Description: This is the post-print version of the final paper published in Teaching and Teacher Education. The published article is available from the link below. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. Copyright @ 2014 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 0742-051X
Appears in Collections:Education
Dept of Education Research Papers

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