The teaching occupation in Learning Societies: A global ethnography of occupational boundary work
This project investigates the teaching profession in learning societies. It questions the established assumption that teaching is about education in schools. It argues that lifelong learning reforms reorder teaching across diverse learning spaces. These spaces are located in and between education institutions and workplaces. They involve more work across borders and contribute to human service work required in global economies, with impacts on teacher capacities, identities, supply and recruitment. The project develops theory and evidence about teaching and emerging occupational boundary work, identifies practical implications for the teaching workforce, and establishes a research platform to investigate globally distributed human service work.