Date of Award
Morgridge College of Education, Teaching and Learning Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction
P. Bruce Uhrmacher, Ph.D.
Educational Connoisseurship and Criticism, Curricular agency, Curricular theory
Using the qualitative method of Educational Connoisseurship and Criticism (Eisner, 1991) and an interview structure based on the commonplaces (Schwab, 1969), this study involved working with four exemplary teacher educators to externalize their internal process of curricular decision-making. Contemplating their own curricula as a dynamic process rather than a finished product, the study identifies where in that process their curricular agency—their educational agency, and their human agency (Bandura, 2006)—is found. This operationalization of curricular agency within curricular theory provides an empowering perspective of teacher-centered education as a response to teacher burnout.
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Matthew L. Spurlin
Received from ProQuest
Spurlin, Matthew L., "Curricular Agency: Contemplating Curriculum as a Process to Empower Teachers" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1523.