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ERIC Number: ED012704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-29
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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NEW CONCEPTS IN TEACHER UTILIZATION.
ESSEX, MARTIN
THE PRESENT CONCERN WITH UPGRADING OF THE DISADVANTAGED IS LISTED AS FOURTH IN A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL REVOLUTIONS, THE OTHERS BEING (1) HORACE MANN'S COMMON SCHOOL, (2) THE KALAMAZOO DECISION, OPENING SECONDARY EDUCATION TO THE MASSES, AND (3) THE G.I. BILL BREAKTHROUGH IN HIGHER EDUCATION AFTER WORLD WAR II. THE PRESENT SITUATION IS CHARACTERIZED BY MOBILITY, TECHNOLOGY, ACCELERATING CHANGE, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, URBANIZATION, AND A POPULATION WITH AN "HOURGLASS FIGURE" (LARGE GROUPS OF YOUNG AND OLD, WITH THE DECIMATED DEPRESSION GROUP EDUCATING THE BURGEONING POST-WAR GROUP). TEACHER NEEDS ARE SPECIFIED AS TIME TO TEACH, MANAGEABLE LOAD, SPECIALIZED SKILLS, SCHOLARSHIP, AND ACCESS TO NECESSARY MATERIALS. THE ASSUMPTION THAT A MASTER TEACHER IS OBTAINABLE FOR EACH CLASSROOM IS OUR GREATEST EDUCATIONAL FALLACY. A MORE SENSIBLE VIEW IS A HIERARCHY OF TEACHING POSITIONS FROM CLERICAL AIDES THROUGH "EXECUTIVE TEACHERS" (WHO CAN WORK WELL WITH ADULTS AS WELL AS CHILDREN). TEACHING AS A TEAM EFFORT HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF A GRADUATED PAY SCALE, ADVANCEMENT THROUGH ACHIEVEMENT, AUGMENTED MANPOWER, ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ABLE TO REMAIN IN TEACHING, EXPOSURE OF CHILDREN TO SUPERIOR TEACHERS, AND POSITIONS OF VARYING DIFFICULTY AND RESPONSIBILITY. A PAY-SCALE RATIO FOR A TEAM OF TEACHERS BASED ON A FIVE PUPIL UNIT MIGHT BE--EXECUTIVE TEACHER 1.25, PROFESSIONAL TEACHER 1.00, PROVISIONAL TEACHERS .85, INTERN .40, AIDE-TECHNICIAN .35, AND CLERICAL AIDE .30. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT A MEETING BETWEEN THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS AND THE NATIONAL COMMISION ON TEACHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS (COLUMBUS, APRIL 29, 1967). (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS