ERIC Number: ED038370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Needed: A Conceptual Framework for Collective Bargaining in Education. AFT QuEST Paper No. 9.
Bhaerman, Robert D.
In response to a nationwide trend toward restructuring the teaching profession and redefining the role of the teacher, this paper suggests a position on developments in these areas. It rejects the idea of establishing hierarchical levels of teacher certification, but considers promising the movement toward vertical or horizontal differentiated staffing. It favors the concept of career ladders for paraprofessionals which could possibly lead to a professional career, but rejects the idea of merit-pay for teachers. The author states that the American Federation of Teachers should take a positive role in developing new concepts of teacher roles and new teacher evaluation criteria. It can do this by establishing a long-range program of basic concepts for collective bargaining, working with state education departments in the field of teacher certification, and establishing its own programs of inservice teacher education. This can be done best on a local level. (Two appendixes contain lists of suggestions for establishing local Quality Educational Standards in Teaching (QuEST) Committees and organizing local QuEST programs.) (RT)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Differentiated Staffs, Evaluation Criteria, Inservice Teacher Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Associations, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Role, Teacher Salaries
The Council for Quality Educational Standards of the American Federation of Teachers, 1012 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
Note: Occasional paper from the AFT Program for Quality Educational Standards in Teaching (QuEST)