This project aims to provide new insights about the role of education in modern democratic societies, with a particular focus on teachers and teacher expertise. Specifically, the project will use case studies from three Western Democracies - Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States - to investigate the role of teachers in these education systems, and the ways in which contemporary policy and practice is impacting their professional expertise and authority in their classrooms and schools. Using an innovative approach to comparative case study, this project will advance knowledge about the relationship between schools, professional expertise and democracy, and the role of teachers within these spaces.


Australian Research Council, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE190101140)



Chief Investigator

Dr Jessica Holloway

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