To learn about your own perspectives on teacher autonomy, complete the self-assessment below:

1. Each individual teacher needs to be able to determine what he or she teaches.

2. Teaching improves when teachers receive feedback on their teaching from other educators.

3. Each individual teacher ought to be able to use whichever instructional strategies he or she believes will work.

4. Groups of teachers who plan instruction together produce better lesson and unit plans than teachers who work independently.

5. Like doctors, teachers are independent practitioners who ought to use their own professional judgment to guide what and how they teach.

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Scoring Guide:

The higher the total score, the more salient is teacher autonomy to the individual completing the self-assessment scale.
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