ERIC Number: ED248209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Final Recommendations of the Commission on Quality Teaching.
Maryland State Board of Education, Baltimore.
Eight priority recommendations are outlined for attracting and preparing teachers, developing the new teachers, improving the teaching climate, and rewarding effective teaching. Consideration is given to issues related to effective teaching within the framework of seven areas: (l) early student interest; (2) entry into teacher education; (3) professional education; (4) certification; (5) probationary support and assessment for beginning teachers; (6) maintaining the quality of the experienced teacher; and (7) teacher reward systems. Additional recommendations include statements on: (l) improving the public image of teaching; (2) equity guidelines for education programs; (3) career options; (4) state and local responsibilities for teacher improvement; (5) compensation and leave policies; (6) teacher evaluation; (7) allocation of educational resources; (8) supervisory responsibilities; and (9) the role and function of institutions of higher education in supporting the professional development of teachers. A rationale accompanies each recommendation. A minority report, taking exception to or wishing to change some of the recommendations, is included. (JD)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Government Role, Program Improvement, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board of Education, Baltimore.