Reforming Time in Danish Schools: Unintended performative effects of working hours legislation

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Abstract

The article analyses the performative effects of a working time law for Danish State School teachers. The law implied a shift from paying teachers WITH time to paying them FOR time in line with OEDC’s shift from an input- to an outcome-oriented understanding of public sector performance. The law is thus seen as part of a globalized reform of education in neoliberal direction, and the implications are analyzed by drawing on psychoanalytically inspired theories as well as anthropological theories of ritualization, investigation the implication of this shift.

Translated title of the contributionTidsreform in danske skoler: Uintenderede effekter af en arbejdstidslov for danske lærere
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume31
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)422-435
Number of pages14
ISSN0951-8398
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2018

Keywords

  • education, professions and jobs
  • policy
  • public schools
  • reform
  • teaching work
  • working time

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