Combining vision with voice:A learning and implementation structure promoting teachers' internalization of practices based on self-determination theory

Avi Assor, Haya Kaplan, Ofra Feinberg, Karen Tal

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Abstract

We propose that self-determination theory's conceptualization of internalization may help school reformers overcome the recurrent problem of the predictable failure of educational reform' (Sarason, 1993). Accordingly, we present a detailed learning and implementation structure to promote teachers' internalization and application of ideas and practices based on self-determination theory. Finally, we discuss findings from two studies that (1) demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed structure in promoting educational reform, and (2) highlight the components of this structure that teachers report to be valuable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-243
Number of pages10
JournalTheory and Research in Education
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • educational reform
  • internalization
  • resistance to change
  • self-determination theory
  • teachers' development
  • teachers' motivation

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