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dc.contributor.authorGavin, Mihajla
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Scott
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath-Champ, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-16T01:18:17Z
dc.date.available2021-10-16T01:18:17Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationGavin, M. and Fitzgerald, S. and McGrath-Champ, S. 2021. From marketising to empowering: Evaluating union responses to devolutionary policies in education. Economic and Labour Relations Review. 32 (4).
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/86065
dc.description.abstract

Major reforms in education, globally, have focused on increased accountability and devolution of responsibility to the local school level to improve the efficiency and quality of education. While emerging research is considering implications of these changed governance arrangements at both a school and system level, little attention has been afforded to teacher union responses to devolutionary reform, despite teaching being a highly union-organised profession and the endurance of decentralising-style reforms in education for over 40 years. Drawing upon a power resources approach, this article examines union responses in cases of devolutionary reform in a populous Australian state. Through analysing evolving policy discourse, from anti-bureaucratic, managerialising rhetoric to a ‘post-bureaucratic, empowerment’ agenda, this article contributes to understandings of union power for resisting decentralising, neoliberal policy agendas by exposing the limits of public sector unions mobilising traditional power resources and arguing for strengthening of discursive and symbolic power.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE
dc.relation.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/home/elr
dc.subjectDevolution
dc.subjectpublic education
dc.subjectteacher unions
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectNew Public Management
dc.subjectgovernance
dc.subjectframing
dc.subjectpower resources
dc.subject1503 - Business and Management
dc.titleFrom marketising to empowering: Evaluating union responses to devolutionary policies in education
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume32
dcterms.source.number4
dcterms.source.issn1035-3046
dcterms.source.titleEconomic and Labour Relations Review
dc.date.updated2021-10-16T01:18:16Z
curtin.departmentSchool of Management and Marketing
curtin.accessStatusIn process
curtin.facultyFaculty of Business and Law
curtin.contributor.orcidFitzgerald, Scott [0000-0001-9043-9727]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridFitzgerald, Scott [56478331400]


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