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A study of the influences on middle years teachers’ pedagogical decision making

Burridge, Peter R (2010) A study of the influences on middle years teachers’ pedagogical decision making. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

This study contributes to the understanding of the pedagogical choice of secondary school middle years teachers. The findings support the past research which has reported adolescents having specific pedagogical needs and the difficulty schools have in changing established teaching and learning practices to meet those needs. Exploration of social processes and structural influences from this study reveal previously unacknowledged elements. These elements illuminate the enabling and inhibiting factors of pedagogical change and point to the school structures which can be developed to support successful change processes.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedagogical change, pedagogical choice, pedagogy, teaching, teaching methods, middle schooling, middle years, schools, education, organisational change, school organisation, school structure, educational change, social processes, adolescents, Victoria, Victorian schools
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 00:02
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 03:29
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/16107
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