ERIC Number: ED208566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-30
Reference Count: 0
Towards Improving the Quality of Work Life in Education.
Wood, J. M.
Addressing the need to consider ways in which the quality of educator work life can be improved, the author uses J. Walton's eight-point definition of the quality of work life as a framework for discussion. The eight points include (1) adequate and fair compensation, in which financial incentives are provided for advanced coursework; (2) safe and healthy working conditions, in which flexible time options are available; (3) opportunities to use and develop human capacity, so that teachers gain autonomy and perspective; (4) chances for continued growth and security, including career development and advanced opportunities; (5) social integration, which revolves around stratification and upward mobility; (6) teacher participation in school-based decision-making; (7) the balancing of work with life-space considerations and leisure needs; and (8) ensuring the social relevance of work life, so that society's demands and the tasks performed by schools do not diverge. In each area, the author points out methods for improving teachers' and other educators' work lives. (JEH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Quality of Working Life
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference for Educational Administration (8th, Melbourne, Australia, August 30-September 4, 1981).