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ERIC Number: ED018847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-14
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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CURRENT PROBLEMS WITHIN THE TEACHING PROFESSION.
LAMBERT, SAM M.
AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS HELD NOVEMBER 14, 1967, IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION DEFINED MAJOR FACTORS TO WHICH HE ATTRIBUTED UNREST AMONG TEACHERS IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS. THESE FACTORS INCLUDE RAPIDLY INCREASING SCHOOL ENROLLMENT, CONSEQUENT SOCIAL DISTANCE BETWEEN CLASSROOM TEACHER AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR, INCREASING PROFESSIONALISM OF MALE TEACHERS, INADEQUATE COMPENSATION BOTH ECONOMICALLY AND SOCIALLY, GROWING BUREAUCRACY, AND OVERCENTRALIZATION. PROBLEM-SOLVING SUGGESTIONS INCLUDE A COOPERATIVE PLANNING COMMITTEE REPRESENTING ADMINISTRATION, TEACHING STAFF, AND PARENTS, A BROADER RESPONSIBILITY BASE FOR STAFF RECRUITMENT, AND LOCAL CONTROL OVER BASIC DECISIONS AFFECTING THE PROGRAM OF THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS PROJECTED AS NECESSARILY BECOMING A FULL THIRD PARTNER IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL ENTERPRISE. NINE AREAS OF ACTION ARE OUTLINED WHEREIN THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION WILL SEEK TO ENGAGE IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS ANNUAL MEETING (SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, NOVEMBER 14, 1967). (JK)
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Identifiers: Puerto Rico (San Juan)