Boote, David N., "Teachers' Professional Discretion and the Curricula," Teachers and Teaching, 12(August,2006), 461-478.*


David N. Boote


Posits three developmental levels of teachers' professional discretion (procedural, substantive, innovative) in making teaching and curriculum decisions and describes the appropriate kinds of professional development required for teachers to move to the highest of these levels of professional discretion; discusses changes in curriculum policies and institutional practices and culture needed to acknowledge and foster teachers' development of innovative professional discretion.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

In-service Teacher Development, Teacher Education, Authority of Teacher, Curriculum Deliberation


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