Media representation of teachers across five countries

Alhamdan, Bandar, Al-Saadi, Khalid, Baroutsis, Aspa, Du Plessis, Anna, Hamid, Obaidul M. and Honan, Eileen (2014) Media representation of teachers across five countries. Comparative Education, 50 4: 490-505. doi:10.1080/03050068.2013.853476

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Author Alhamdan, Bandar
Al-Saadi, Khalid
Baroutsis, Aspa
Du Plessis, Anna
Hamid, Obaidul M.
Honan, Eileen
Title Media representation of teachers across five countries
Journal name Comparative Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-0486
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03050068.2013.853476
Volume 50
Issue 4
Start page 490
End page 505
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper reports on an investigation into the representation of teachers in newspapers in five countries. An innovative methodology was used to develop a method of inquiry that supports a deeper understanding of media representations of teachers which can also be used by other researchers in comparative education. The paper explores relevant literature on teachers' work and media studies, and describes the decisions made about the selection of newspapers from the five countries and the analytical framework. Central to the project was the development of an analytic framework which we applied to our analysis of the media data collected from the five countries. The process revealed the construction of four categories of teacher identity: the caring practitioner; the transparent (un)professional; the moral and social role model; and the transformative intellectual. The aim was not to generalise categories but to offer them as they were found in newspapers during this time frame. The data analysis demonstrates the applicability of the innovative methodology while the project also contributes to locally translated understandings of teacher representations. The paper concludes with a reflection on the effectiveness of the methodology for comparative research.
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Additional Notes Published online: 26 February 2014. "This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Comparative Education on 26 February 2014, available online:"

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