ERIC Number: ED072522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Tenure "Ain't" the Problem.
Hansen, Kenneth; Ellena, William J.
The concept of "tenure," with all its clumsy and confusing burden of historic and current misinterpretation, will probably soon disappear. However, what tenure laws intended, and have failed to do, will almost surely be preserved in other forms of administrative procedure. To be effective, administrative procedures must be (1) clear and detailed, (2) set forth in written personnel policies, (3) validated by sound administrative and evaluative practices, (4) ratified in negotiated agreements, and (5) fully consistent with just constitutional requirements. The search for such imaginative and realistic alternatives to statutory teacher tenure will involve long and detailed planning, intensive preparation, marked alteration of slipshod administrative practices, and a real commitment on the part of teachers, administrators, the public, and legislative bodies. A 29-item selected bibliography is provided. (Author)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Due Process, Evaluation Methods, State Legislation, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Employment, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Welfare, Tenure
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (Stock No. 021-00366, $2.00, Quantity Discounts)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.