ERIC Number: ED363005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
State Policies To Improve the Teacher Workforce: Shaping the Profession That Shapes America's Future. Report of a Working Conference Co-Sponsored by Recruiting New Teachers, Inc. and the National Conference of State Legislatures (North Carolina, November 1992).
National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.; Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.
This document presents a report of a 1992 workshop on teacher development and educational reform. The meeting focused on how various state teacher policies could be integrated into a coherent and comprehensive statewide teacher-development system. Following the executive summary, this report contains two main sections. The first sets the context for the meeting by defining teacher-development systems and underscoring their centrality to reform. The second section discusses 10 interrelated guiding principles that can serve as starting points for the design and implementation of teacher-development systems. The principles pertain to strategic planning, clarified government roles, participatory design, multicultural/demographic awareness, development of teachers as reform partners, school restructuring, higher education linkages, education of policymakers and the public, incentives for change, and funding. In conclusion, state policymakers need to: (1) consider teacher development as a means to meaningful school renewal; (2) view teacher policy as a way to clarify and implement national reform goals at the local level; and (3) support teacher-development policy that enables improvement. Appendices contain a list of meeting participants and a reader response form. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Professional Development, School Restructuring, Secondary School Teachers, State Legislation, State Standards, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Philip Morris Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.; Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.
Identifiers: State Legislatures