The current accountability environment of education in the US has focused on the discussions of improving the quality of educational outcomes based on a set of assumptions that exclude the perspectives of the teacher. This book fills important gaps in the educational reform rhetoric from a theoretical and practical perspective because it first argues for the professionalization of teaching so that teachers can make professional decisions in their classrooms, instead of simply following directions from their supervisors in a top-down fashion. Then, the book provides a detailed framework that can assist educators in creating spaces where teachers can exercise agency in a way that will benefit their students.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.07(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.37(d)|
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Alcione Negrao 'storga is an associate professor in bilingual education and teacher preparation at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Her research focuses on preparing teachers and developing in them a strong professional identity that through an inquiry. For more information, visit https://alcioneostorga.wordpress.com/.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Agency in the Teaching Profession
Chapter 1: What is Teacher Agency?
Chapter 2: A Sociohistorical Look at the Loss of Teacher Agency
Chapter 3: A Theoretical Framework for Promoting Teacher Agency
Section 2: Teacher Agency in Practice
Chapter 4: Teacher AgencyOne Teacher’s Journey
Chapter 5: How Can Teachers Exercise Agency?
Chapter 6: How Can Teacher Educators and School Leaders Support Teacher Agency?
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