In this chapter I scrutinize the tensions experienced in the transition from primary school teacher to university lecturer and identify what I believe are the main tensions within this new role. From a personal faith perspective that is rooted in Quaker thinking, I question the role of education in developing individuals and as a method of societal transformation and emancipation. I examine what it means to be an educational professional with an opening and questioning faith among a student body that perhaps has needs which challenge my personal educational philosophy. The chapter examines how, as a lecturer, identifying and meeting the students' needs is juxtaposed with the vocational call to live out the values of my faith within a culture of educational consumerism.
|Title of host publication||Being Christian in education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Faith perspectives on practice and policy|
|Editors||Howard Worsley, Hazel Bryan, Justin Welby|
|Place of Publication||Norrwich|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Nov 2015|