Matters of teacher decision-making power have been at the core of conversations on educational transformations in the United States. Increased teachers' power in making and planning of lessons is considered to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Nonetheless, teachers are not exempt from critique for their pedagogical decisions. Rather, pressures of accountability, demands of curriculum goals, and ethical and moral concerns impinge on the integrity of the independently made teacher decisions.

Influences in Teacher Decision Making

Scholars in teacher education posit that effective teachers reflect on their lessons so as to make informed decisions about pedagogy and learners' needs. A variety of factors have been attributed to be behind teacher decision making. Research has shown that teachers are influenced by both personal and external factors that range from ...

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