ERIC Number: ED042725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Professional Association Looks at its Role in Instruction. A Conference Report. (April 2-4, 1970).
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
The report of the April 1970 NEA Conference on the teaching profession and instructional improvement focuses on the need for the professional association to become increasingly involved in the improvement of teaching and the curriculum. The conference objectives were 1) to identify the association's role in curriculum, instruction, and personnel development; 2) to identify what the association should attempt directly and what it should only influence; 3) to establish the characteristics of effective leadership; 4) to examine relationships with school boards, administration, students, and community organizations; 5) to study the use of professional negotiation in curriculum improvement; 6) to identify the processes to be used; and 7) to explore local, state, and national association relationships. The conference also focused on five guidelines, dealing with purposes, initiation, procedures, resources, and evaluation. The papers include an analysis of the implications of the conference; details of the Iowa state instructional improvement project; accounts of successful projects established by association in Scarsdale, N.Y., for inservice education, in Racine, Wisc., for differentiated staffing, in Delano and Palos Verdes, Cal., for curriculum development, and in Indianapolis, Ind., for community and study cooperation; and finally, the process of negotiation of instruction as experienced in Monterey, Cal., and Lansing, Mich. (MBM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Collective Bargaining, Curriculum Development, Differentiated Staffs, Educational Improvement, Inservice Education, Leadership Responsibility, Negotiation Agreements, Personnel Policy, Professional Associations, School Community Relationship, Teacher Associations
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.