Displaced Agency: The Obfuscation of Teachers in Globalised Educational Policy

Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Under the globalisation spotlight, questions about economics, competition and national survival in the global market take precedence in educational policy. When considering the redesigning of pedagogy and education systems, I immediately begin to ask questions about who does the redesigning. By focusing on the agents of pedagogical change, teachers are featured in the globalisation debate; and through their plight, the chapter explores and challenges ideas that redesigning pedagogy is a matter of progress rather than also a matter of politics. Questions about power and influence to redesign policy are political, and those agents whose actions are obfuscated in policy hold a deficit of political power. What does this deficit of power look like in policy?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRedesigning Pedagogy Reflections on Theory and Praxis
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


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