publication . Article . 2014

Curriculum, Crisis and the Work and Well-Being of Icelandic Upper Secondary School Teachers.

Ragnarsdóttir, Guðrún; Jóhannesson, Ingólfur Ásgeir;
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  • Published: 07 Mar 2014 Journal: Education Inquiry, volume 5, page 24,045 (eissn: 2000-4508, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Iceland was one of the first countries to collapse in the global financial crisis of 2008 and it followed the OECD suggestion by opening upper secondary schools for young jobseekers, but without increasing the number of teachers. The upper secondary school level is also in a period of educational change, as it is in many other countries nowadays. The experience of Iceland provides valuable lessons for the international community. The article explores the effect of the economic crisis and the proposition that the policy is imposing on the work, well-being and working conditions of upper secondary school teachers in Iceland. The findings are based on a quantitativ...
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free text keywords: Professional development, Occupational stress, International community, Psychology, Well-being, Workload, Burnout, Pedagogy, Job satisfaction, Curriculum, crisis, educational changes, decentralised curriculum implementation, job satisfaction, occupational stress and workload, upper secondary school teachers
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publication . Article . 2014

Curriculum, Crisis and the Work and Well-Being of Icelandic Upper Secondary School Teachers.

Ragnarsdóttir, Guðrún; Jóhannesson, Ingólfur Ásgeir;