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The Struggle for the General Teaching Council

By Richard Willis

Routledge – 2004 – 192 pages

Series: Woburn Education Series

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Description

This book chronicles the history of the struggle to promote a self-governing body for the teaching profession from its early problems at the start of the twentieth century right through to the establishment of the General Teaching Council of England in 2000. It also explores the interest groups and policy makers who impeded its achievement and the attitude of teacher unions and the teachers themselves to the establishment of such a body.

The book will be of interest to academics, researchers and historians, as well as postgraduate students.

Reviews

'This excellent book … successfully explores many of the problems that have impeded the securing of self-regulation for teachers… This book can unreservedly be recommended as a contribution to the history of the evolution of the teaching profession and of English educational policy-making.' - Peter Gordon, Times Educational Supplement

'This is a timely and valuable chronicle of the continuing conflicts over a century and a half to establish what has become and is still becoming the General Teaching Council for England.' -John Sayer, British Journal of Educational Studies, February 2006

Author Bio

Richard Willis is a Senior Research Fellow to the Professional Education Research Centre, University of Surrey, Roehampton.

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Description: By Richard Willis. This book chronicles the history of the struggle to promote a self-governing body for the teaching profession from its early problems at the start of the twentieth century right through to the establishment of the General Teaching Council of England in...
Categories: Education Policy, History of Education