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Howard Stevenson

Howard Stevenson is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Director of Research, in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. Prior to working in universities Howard was a secondary school teacher for 15 years.His research interests relate to teachers’ work, teacher professionalism, teacher unions, education sector labour relations and education policy with a particular interest in issues of global reform and privatisation.

Written by Howard Stevenson

  1. Leading the profession 5 October 2021

    Education unions leading in a pandemic: the reality behind the headlines

    Howard Stevenson

    World Teachers’ Day 2021 is an opportunity to mark the extraordinary achievements of education workers who have worked through the pandemic, and also to acknowledge the difficult work done by teachers that is ongoing as they support young people to face a future that has been reshaped by a global...

    Education unions leading in a pandemic: the reality behind the headlines
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 16 September 2020

    “Teachers taking the lead to effect real change: a once-in-a-generation opportunity”, by Howard Stevenson

    Howard Stevenson

    These are the most extraordinary times. At the start of 2020, almost nobody could have anticipated the extent, and the manner, in which the world has been turned upside down by a virus that has taken hundreds of thousands of lives and left nobody unaffected.

    “Teachers taking the lead to effect real change: a once-in-a-generation opportunity”, by Howard Stevenson
  3. Leading the profession 19 September 2018

    “Education unions: vital to meeting the professional needs of educators”, by Howard Stevenson

    Howard Stevenson

    Many countries face huge problems recruiting educators to work in schools, colleges and universities and creating the working conditions that retain them in that work. Research studies also show that educators rarely get access to the type of high quality professional development they need to be as effective in their...

    “Education unions: vital to meeting the professional needs of educators”, by Howard Stevenson
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 28 March 2018

    The UK University Strike – union renewal in action, by Howard Stevenson.

    Howard Stevenson

    Over the last few years I have researched and written a good deal about ‘union renewal’ – the process by which unions (re-)connect with their grassroots and create vibrant, inclusive and collective cultures that empower members to be the educators they want to be, working in the systems they aspire...

    The UK University Strike – union renewal in action, by Howard Stevenson.
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #4: Realizing education’s promise: teachers are the solution, not the problem.

    Howard Stevenson

    The World Bank’s 2018 world development report, with its focus on education and the need ‘to realize education’s promise’, is a welcome, if perhaps surprising, step forward. The report scores highly on intent, but it must work with teachers, not against them, if the report’s ambitions are to become a...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #4: Realizing education’s promise: teachers are the solution, not the problem.
  6. Union growth 1 June 2017

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession

    Howard Stevenson

    The challenges that face teachers often look very similar around the world. Global league tables are often behind the relentless pressure to drive test scores up, whilst the forces of global economic competition explain a race to the bottom on teachers’ working conditions. Teachers experience ever rising workloads, but perhaps...

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession