ERIC Number: EJ551359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Autonomy for Democracy in a Primary Classroom: A First Year Teacher's Struggle.
Burk, Deborah I.; Fry, Pamela G.
Teaching and Teacher Education, v13 n6 p645-58 Aug 1997
This study examined how a beginning teacher's autonomous teaching beliefs were translated into classroom practice. Observations and interviews indicated that she had an overarching belief in autonomy as an avenue for participation in democratic society. However, she encountered extreme pressure to conform to the school's existing teacher-oriented practices. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Democratic Values, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 1, Holistic Approach, Primary Education, School Culture, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Student Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teaching Styles, Values Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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