Legal Ethical and Political Factors Affecting Pedagogy

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Subject Area:Education

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Therefore, in case there was poor teaching at any stage in their education, it would result in the said professionals being unskilled or semi-skilled in whatever they are doing. Governments and professional standards boards have mandated several agencies, institutions and individuals to maintain a certain level of quality in pedagogy. Aside from these bodies, political activities and trends also influence the teaching profession because each regime has its own idea on how best to teach students. This paper will assess how various agencies exert legal, ethical and political influences on the teaching profession. The United States of America (USA) Department of Education The United States Department of Education is the main holder of legal, ethical and political influence in the teaching profession.

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The federal government has taken a key role in directing the affairs of matters affecting pedagogy and education in the USA. However, this has generated several challenges. As a result of the passing of ESSA, schools currently have more diverse, low-income and minority group students (Gross & Hill, 2016). This has created new challenges in the classroom. One of the best ways of ensuring that every student succeeds is by ensuring that every student receives as much attention from the teacher as possible. It draws its members from various fields and geographical regions in the world. The members of AECT share ideas through various fora and the organization use these ideas to improve instruction and development (ID). AECT has several educational partners such as the University of Alabama, the University of North Texas, and Mississippi State University among other institutions.

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AECT influences instruction and development politically more than it does legally and ethically. The organization holds several conferences where an array of issues are discussed and the results are forwarded to relevant bodies for formulation. Organizations such as CHEA have made this possible. For instance, a universal design educational framework guides the provision of accessible learning environment for all kinds of students without discrimination (Rao, Edelen-Smith & Wailehua, 2015). Teachers can use the universal design educational framework in various stages of their teaching process. Classes need flexibility to enable students to understand their lessons and to participate in the lessons. Consequently, they possess a higher chance in excelling at their fields. To aid in this research and development, IBSTPI uses conferences, seminars, workshops and other forums to generate ideas and disseminate the standards to the relevant institutions.

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IBSTPI has collaborated with other bodies such as AECT and the international society for performance improvement (ISPI) that provided professionals that helped IBSTPI to formulate the standards they have currently. IBSTPI has a competency model that enables them develop pedagogy standards. First, they analyze the roles of the job before identifying the basics of research to be performed. The directors of the organization, with the help of experts, draft the competency model. These standards help in developing problem-solving skills in classes. Hoffman (2013), suggest that technology helps higher learning institutions to achieve efficiency in their operations and consequently provide more value to students. Technology helps these institutions to attain global standards by demonstrating top quality of service delivery. Hoffman (2013) also implies that education has been greatly influenced by the world.

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