First published in 1981, this book examines the concept of professionalism in the context of the development of organized teachers. The argument is presented that the concept of professionalism is a complex one and its different meanings must be located within a historical context. Thus, its use as an ideological weapon aimed at controlling teachers must be appreciated, whilst, at the same time, it should be understood as a weapon of self defence for teachers in their struggle against dilution.



part One|153 pages

Theoretical Considerations of Risk

chapter 2|25 pages

Teachers and Class

part Two|84 pages

chapter 3|55 pages

Teachers and White Collar Unionism

chapter 4|22 pages


chapter |4 pages

Some Tentative Conclusions