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The Learning Conference 2003

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Discourse of Globalisation and the Restructuring of Teachers' Work in Ontario, Canada

Dr Goli Rezai-Rashti.

Since 1996, the government of Ontario has been introducing major changes in the public education system. This paper focuses on the particular aspect of that change, namely, on the new design of curriculum and assessment procedures, i.e. province-wide testing, standardized report cards) and on the changes in teachers' classroom practices. Using the method of Institutional Ethnigraphy and based on interviews with 22 secondary school teachers (teaching social sciences and civics), it is argued that current educational restructuring has significantly shifted the nature of teachers; work in Ontario.


Dr Goli Rezai-Rashti  (Canada)
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
University of Western Ontario

Goli Rezai-Rashti teaches at the Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario. She teaches in the areas of anti-racism, feminism, globalisation and educatiuonal restructuring. She is the author of several publications in scholarly journals and books.

  • Education and Globalisation
  • Teachers' Work
  • Curriculum Reform
Person as Subject
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(30 min Conference Paper, English)