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The passion of teaching at the border of order
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1517-9819
2014 (English)In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, ISSN 1359-866X, E-ISSN 1469-2945, Vol. 42, no 4, 337-346 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this text, which was originally delivered as a speech, I discuss the massive critique of teachers in the public discourse on education in Sweden over the last decade. I speak in defence of teachers, and since I am a teacher I speak in defence of myself. The critique of teachers, schooling, and teacher education has been so overbearing that a purely rational response is simply not possible. Therefore, my response is rhetorical in tone. In highlighting the passion of teaching, I lift something central for teachers, which is seldom or never taught about teaching in teacher education. Neither is the passion of teaching present in the public discourse on education. Passion, I argue in the article, is that which adds excess or an overflow of meaning that cannot be contained within the order of discourse and which therefore puts this discourse out of balance. Finally, I discuss a new balance beyond this order in the context of a classroom. In a concluding section, I highlight the struggle over borders which define who can speak and think in "good" order and who cannot.

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2014. Vol. 42, no 4, 337-346 p.
Keyword [en]
teaching, passion, equality, order
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25231DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2014.956045ISI: 000343223800003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84911976711OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-25231DiVA: diva2:763466
Available from: 2014-11-14 Created: 2014-11-14 Last updated: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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