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4 Replies to “Teacher Data – Rhetoric And Reality”
The report on autonomy goes along with a long line of research which shows that teachers do have a lot autonomy in their classroom. But there’s also research which suggests that it is just as important for teachers to have input on school level policies and decisions. As the report suggests, autonomy doesn’t necessarily indicate professionalism.
Thus spake the researchers. Ipso facto, it must be true.
And THAT is the major problem with the edu-debate.
Social scientists are notoriously poor at predictions. They spend their time explaining tomorrow why they predictions they made did not come true yesterday. They are the step children of academia, and they are determined to elevate themselves in the eyes of their esteemed brethren in mathematics and science.
It is best to consider the edu-debate, from both sides, to be pure agitprop. Rational folks know that. Sides have been drawn. There will be no fence sitters.
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This allows kids to peek into the rooms for a delightful view of the interiors.
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The report on autonomy goes along with a long line of research which shows that teachers do have a lot autonomy in their classroom