This study explores the unique context of the secondary Visual Arts teacher through their own voices. As a specialisation, secondary Visual Arts teachers are highly skilled and experienced practitioners whose voices are often marginalised or ignored in educational policy. This has left them frustrated and with limited means to address the institutional and societal devaluing of their work. This research uses the methodology of narrative inquiry through a constructivist paradigm to foreground the voices of secondary visual art teachers using the three commonplaces of temporality, sociality and place. The narrative accounts of five secondary Visual Arts teachers will be created in order to paint a picture of the profession and through this process reveal the challenges and highlights of teaching Visual Art in the current neoliberal context.
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