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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 137
Title: Building Agency for Teachers and Students
Lead Author: Coulter, Bob
Abstract: Lack of agency among teachers and students is a persistent obstacle to achieving 21st-century learning goals. Efforts to increase student achievement all too often have the unintended by-product of rote standardization which takes away the capacity teachers and students need to make informed, well-grounded decisions that reflect locally emergent issues and conditions. Thus, the need for research into the dimensions of how agency can best be promoted without sacrificing professional accountability. This paper seeks to start that effort by interpreting formative research conducted under existing NSF grants through the lens of existing sociological and educational models. The paper then concludes with recommended foci for further research in the field.
PDF: Coulter_Bob_137.pdf

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