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ERIC Number: ED012701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 1
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EXTENDED-YEAR CONTRACTS FOR TEACHERS.
American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.
TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN COMPETENT TEACHERS AS CAREER PROFESSIONALS, PROGRAMS OFFERING (OPTIONAL) EXTENDED-YEAR CONTRACTS EMPHASIZE THAT (1) THE TEACHER IS EMPLOYED UNDER CONTRACT FOR THE FULL YEAR, INCLUSIVE OF VACATION, (2) MUCH OF THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSERVICE TRAINING WHICH TAKES PLACE IN THE SYSTEM IS DONE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, AND (3) TEACHERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT THROUGH STUDY AND TRAVEL. IT IS FELT THAT AS A FULL-TIME POSITION WITH BUILT-IN DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT, THE TEACHING PROFESSION GAINS STATUS. BASED ON QUESTIONNAIRE DATA, FIVE MAIN AND FOUR LIMITED PROGRAMS IN OPERATION ARE DESCRIBED. THE MAJOR BENEFITS OF SUCH PROGRAMS ARE CONCLUDED TO BE (1) INCREASED TEACHERS' SALARIES AS ADDED INCENTIVE, (2) INCREASED SUMMER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, (3) TIME AND MONEY FOR INSERVICE EDUCATION, (4) MORE TIME FOR ORIENTATION, STAFF COOPERATION, AND PLANNING, AND (5) ELIMINATION OF TEACHER "MOONLIGHTING" IN THE SUMMER. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "ERS REPORTER," SEPTEMBER 1964, AND IS AVAILABLE FROM THE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE, 1201 16TH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036, FOR $0.10 (NO CHARGE FOR UP TO FIVE COPIES). (LC)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE