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ERIC Number: EJ1032212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Aligning Visions: Striking a Balance between Personal Convictions for Teaching and Instructional Goals
Vaughn, Margaret
Educational Forum, v78 n3 p305-313 2014
Theory suggests that effective teachers should possess a vision for teaching, but the reality of teaching within the current educational policy climate raises questions about teachers' autonomy of their instructional decisions and ultimately their personal convictions for teaching. This exploratory study examines 11 teachers' visions of teaching and the extent to which their reported visions aligned with instructional goals for their students. Findings suggest that teachers' reported visions aimed to develop dispositional qualities in students despite great concern over the pressures of standardized testing and district mandates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A