This paper is about how the teaching profession have got a changed status from the perspective of the teachers. The papers cause is to find out how the teachers think that their status have changed in a period of 30 years. Interviews have been done with eight middle school teachers from two schools in the municipality of Södertälje. The answers from the interviews have been put in relation to theories in research of professions. Three hypotheses have been put up to apply the theories on the answers. The results from the interviews with the teachers are very clear. The teachers do think that the status of the teaching profession has changed. The main reasons, that the teachers give, of the change are the low wages and that uneducated staff are allowed in school. Another reason is that parents no longer show teachers respect of their work and knowledge about their work
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