New book: The postmodern professional edited by Karen Borgnakke, Marianne Dovemark and Sofia Margues da Silva – University of Copenhagen

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10 May 2017

New book: The postmodern professional edited by Karen Borgnakke, Marianne Dovemark and Sofia Margues da Silva

New book The postmodern professional: Contemporary learning practices, dilemmas and perspectives edited by Karen Borgnakke, Marianne Dovemark and Sofia Margues da Silva analyzes what it means to be a professional teacher in the post-modern era.

In the last two decades the teaching profession has increasingly lost autonomy and become subject to political change that has introduced a market orientation to both educational organisation and culture. The stages that the teaching profession has gone through can be characterised as: pre-professional; autonomy; collegial and the post-professional age.

This book explores both the Anglo-American curriculum tradition and the central European didactic-tradition  and provides an international overview as well as deeper insight into national and local practices.


Based on ethnographic case studies each chapter makes its own unique contribution by exploring empirical data and discussing theoretical possibilities related to the common current question, namely what it means to be a professional teacher in the post-modern era of professionalism.

Find the book here.