Priorities, people and professionalism: policies that shape teachers’ professional identities


The session will start with headline findings and invite participants to predict how these relate to different sub groups of nations. Participants will also have an opportunity to examine summary posters for two different countries whose approaches are particularly useful and distinctive in the English context. The final section of the session will focus on some of the challenges to emerge from this research – about the process of making strategic attempts to support enhanced teacher professionalism at the same time as instituting curriculum reform – and the mechanisms that jurisdictions like Ontario have used successfully to overcome such challenges.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.