ERIC Number: ED032267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The North East Regional Conference on Quality Educational Standards in Teaching. Summary Findings (Albany, March 7-8, 1969). QuEST Report Series, #1.
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
This booklet reports a workshop conference sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Council for Quality Educational Standards in Teaching (QuEST) to involve delegates from locals in clarifying and solving professional problems. Summary of the workshop on "The Diffuclut Child" includes description of the effects of disruptive children on instruction, discussion of emotional disturbances in children, recommendations to the QuEST Committee for study, and guidelines for programs for the emotionally handicapped. The workshop report on "Uses of Technology in Education" discusses the need for teacher involvement in choice and development of technical innovations, lists topics needing discussion before basic policy is developed, and makes recommendations to AFT regarding an evaluation and information-dissemination program. The report on "Decentralization" (a restructuring of a large school system in order to share decisionmaking power by restructuring the roles of parent and teacher) contains suggested means of gaining teacher policymaking powers and lists recommendations for promoting closer alignment with the community. The "Teacher Training" workshop summary notes shortcomings of inservice education and lists recommendations to the union for establishing minimum standards through collective bargaining and the development of cooperative relationships with colleges and universities, state departments, and other agencies. (JS)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Decentralization, Educational Technology, Problem Children, Standards, Teacher Associations, Teacher Education, Teaching
American Federation of Teachers, Department of Research, 1012 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.