A considerable body of research in the sociology of teachers and teaching focuses upon what has come to be known as the "cult of individualism". The individualist pedagogieal style is said to arise from the deeply held conviction of many teachers that professional freedom and autonomy are necessary prerequisites for effective teaching. The concept of teacher individualism is central to a number of studies dealing with such wide~ranging concerns as teacher occupational culture, team teaching, teacher education, and teacher self-concept.
Part-time Work and the Cult of Individualism : a Note on the Anticipatory Socialisation of Intending Teachers.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 13(1).