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Teaching and the Neo-Liberal State

Under the neo-liberal State, the idea that educational institutions can be run along market principles has gained both currency and a sense of normalcy. It is the teacher on whom the largest burden of the outcomeoriented institutional culture has fallen. Teachers are required to spend a substantial part of their time formally planning, describing, justifying and assessing their own activities.

This essay is the revised version of the authors keynote address delivered at the annual conference of the British Association of International and Comparative Education on Education and Social Justice in Challenging Times, held in Norwich on 10-12 September 2010.

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