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    Teachers' Merit Pay and Theories.

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    1. Compare and contrast the terms philosophy, ideology, and theory in terms of their application to the teaching profession.

    2. Should individual teachers be chosen to receive special increases of pay on the basis of merit? In your answer, discuss your presuppositions and defend your rationale.

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    1. As you compare and contrast the terms philosophy, ideology, and theory in terms of their application to the teaching profession, this one is tricky. I see these terms as pearls on a necklace since they are very intertwined. For example, I see constructivism as my primary teaching theory. Theory, to me, consists of the guiding principles and elements for my student-centered approach and the underlying premises of all my instructional activities. A theory is like a system of ideas or the big picture of learning to me.

    I see an ...

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    This solution compares and contrasts the terms philosophy, ideology, and theory in terms of their application to the teaching profession.
    References also are given.

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