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ERIC Number: EJ1098171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Profile for Teacher Decision Making: A Closer Look at Beliefs and Practice
Griffith, Robin; Groulx, Judy
Journal of Research in Education, v24 n2 p103-115 Fall-Win 2014
The Profile for Teacher Decision Making Survey was developed to capture inservice teachers' beliefs and practices related to instructional decision making. Eighty-seven inservice teachers enrolled in various Master's degree programs responded to the survey. Results indicate that most teachers, regardless of grade level or content area taught adopted student-centered beliefs. Furthermore, the teachers endorsed more student-centered practices than standards-based or curriculum-based practices. This finding indicates that, regardless of possible and probable pressures from outside the classroom, the teachers were most concerned with teaching students rather than just covering standards or adhering to a prescribed curriculum, with one exception being teachers who taught in Reading First schools. These teachers reported that their curriculum-based practices were a result of being told to implement the curriculum and not because they believed it was the right thing to do.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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