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35.022 - How Institutional and Organizational Context Shapes Instructional Decision Making Across Multiple School Systems

Sat, April 6, 4:10 to 6:10pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Floor: 200 Level, Room 201B

Session Type: Symposium


All districts engage in instructional decision making as they work to support instruction, which has wide-ranging consequences for students’ opportunities to learn. While existing research attends to the complex roles of human actors in decision making, it has not attended to how features of the institutional and organizational context in school systems shape the dynamics of these deliberative processes. Leveraging longitudinal data from five school systems across multiple studies and drawing on diverse theoretical frameworks, the papers in this symposium present unique insights into the instructional decision-making process.

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