Managerialism or a Public Service? The Challenges Teachers are Facing in France Cover Image

Közszolgálatiság vagy menedzserizmus? - A tanári szakmát érő franciaországi kihívások
Managerialism or a Public Service? The Challenges Teachers are Facing in France

Author(s): Iván Bajomi
Subject(s): Education, Labor relations, Evaluation research, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: job security of teachers; managerialism in education; teacher hiring; teacher evaluation;

Summary/Abstract: Ivan Bajomi, the author of this article, focuses primarily on one aspect of the situation of teachers working in French schools – which contrasts with the Hungarian system: French civil servants can be sure that until their retirement they will not lose their jobs except if they commit a serious professional error; or, if their job is terminated owing to changes in the educational services on offer, they are able to enjoy the great benefits of the state employment system’s fixed bureaucratic procedures and can get a new job in another school, perhaps in a new locality. In the second part of the study, the author presents the new challenges for teachers that the traditional framework of public service is facing. Ivan Bajomi cites as an example the case of the reform plans that occurred between 2007-2012, which affected evaluations of a teacher’s work, and also a program aiming to improve the education of disadvantaged pupils. With these examples, he demonstrates how aspirations for change in the direction of adapting management methods common in the corporate sector have arisen, to give birth to serious debates and to operational solutions that are better adapted to specifics in the field of education.

  • Issue Year: 24/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 98-110
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian