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ERIC Number: EJ819775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Teachers' Professional Discretion and the Curricula
Boote, David N.
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v12 n4 p461-478 Aug 2006
At the heart of many current debates about curriculum and curriculum policy is an inadequately conceptualized and articulated notion of teachers' professional discretion. This paper begins to detail a normative and descriptive theory of the social and individual conditions required for the development of professional discretion. A better understanding of teachers' professional discretion should enable professional curriculum developers and policy writers to help teachers to adapt to the dynamic, complex social conditions of schooling. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A