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ERIC Number: ED028987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-5
Pages: 13
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Preservice and Professional Standards.
Edelfelt, Roy
This paper, prepared for the September 5, 1968, National Education Association (NEA) Staff Conference, presents the NEA position, program, and strategy with regard to preservice and inservice teacher education and professional standards. Introductory remarks include a list of seven priorities which form the "framework of context of the NEA program"; a list of 12 goals which the Association continues to champion and promote; appraisal of the "broken-front approach" strategy which has been applied; and a list of previous NEA assumptions which have been challenged or questioned in light of experience and achievements. The bulk of the paper is then devoted to discussion of the questions of school staffing and governance of the profession, which represent new thrusts toward remaking the education profession to give teachers more control over their professional priorities and destiny. The growth over the past two years of the differentiated staffing concept is traced, and the strategy of setting up 220 demonstration centers and 85 (eventually 200) Staff Development Schools is described. The 1969 TEPS theme, "Negotiating for Professional Standards," which includes developing a model of essential state legislation for the education profession, is described. The paper closes with a series of questions designed to raise the issues the Association must face in reappraising its position, program, and strategy. (JS)
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