Professional Knowledge and Educational Restructuring in Europe

  • Ivor F. Goodson
  • Sverker Lindblad

Part of the Studies in Professional Life and Work book series (SPLW, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Sverker Lindblad, Ivor Goodson
    Pages 1-10
  3. Caroline Norrie, Ivor Goodson
    Pages 11-24
  4. Peter Sohlberg, Magdalena Czaplicka, Sverker Lindblad
    Pages 41-63
  5. Jörg Müller, Caroline Norrie, Fernando Hernández, Juana M. Sancho, Amalia Creus, Verónica Larraín
    Pages 65-79
  6. Jorge Ávila De Lima, Jarmo Houtsonen, Ari Antikainen
    Pages 81-97
  7. Ivor Goodson, Sverker Lindblad
    Pages 99-109

About this book


European welfare institutions such as education and health care are restructuring their organisations in terms of decentralisation, deregulation, privatization and so forth. As a consequence professional positions and demands on professional competencies in these institutions are in transition. At the same time European societies are changing in different ways, e.g. in terms of a "knowledge society" as well as in demographic and cultural changes. Professionals such as teachers and nurses are meeting such changes in their work with students and clients.Thus, there is a need to study these transitions and changes. Here we are doing this from a "bottom-up" perspective where we are comparing experiences in different institutional and national contexts. This study combines two kinds of narrative research; a study of the systemic narratives produced by governments who are restructuring educational systems and the life history narratives of those professionals working within those systems and their perspectives on ongoing restructuring.


Educational Restructuring Professional education

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivor F. Goodson
    • 1
  • Sverker Lindblad
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BrightonUK
  2. 2.University of GothenburgSweden

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